Stephanie Quayle just made the hardest album she’s ever had to make.
In 2009, the Montana-born singer-songwriter was in a relationship with a man who had a young daughter that Quayle felt like a mother-figure toward. In January of that year, the man tragically died in a plane crash, leaving both Quayle and his daughter with immense grief.
Soon after, the family set up a celebration of life where Quayle learned that she was not the only woman in her late partner’s life. The grief quickly shifted to betrayal for Quayle, but in the same breath, there wasn’t much to be done given that she felt a responsibility to protect his daughter from the negative light she was beginning to see him in.
Fast forward 12 years, Quayle is a celebrated songwriter whose lyricism doesn’t shy away from delving into her personal life. Though one of her biggest stories was never told, until now.