The enduring allure of “Would You Stay,” Steffaloo’s 2012 release on Mush Records, is its wide-eyed earnestness. As some might say, Steph Thompson is as real as real gets. And so it is with the video for “Can’t You See,” a simple black-and-white clip of an artist who’s unafraid to be up close and personal in song or on camera. Thompson says the songs on her album came during a creative spurt that followed getting laid off from her job. “[It] became a painstaking exercise in the learning to let go of things, and then to bravely walk into new ones,” she says. In “Can’t You See,” you virtually witness the mustering of that bravery.
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