Daniel Steinbock Announces Single, "13 September"
The new indie folk single, “13 September”, from California native Daniel Steinbock, pulls a remembered young love from the depths of an acoustic daydream. The song navigates through gentle fingerstyle guitar as odes to a first sweetheart conjure tender moments out of true love’s past. The single is off the upcoming debut album, Out of Blue, out February 15.
Steinbock narrates the tale of two warm souls falling head over heels, an homage of longing for the once-felt thrill of two sets of eyes meeting each other’s glance with innocent, intoxicating admiration. He sings, “Close your eyes, remember when // Two little kids kissing in the tree again // When I think about and aloud how free and complete in your hands // Darling it's true, I fell for you.” Each lyric falls through the track like grains of sand in an hourglass, the remembrance of a love gently passing in time.
As a whole, the album Out of Blue rattles in a cage like a bird craving to be set free. Ultimately, it’s a break-up album, but one that tells the whole story. It doesn’t dwell in pain and sorrow, but embraces the whole journey, because to fall out of love means to have experienced the bliss of falling in love, and everything in between. According to Steinbock, the term “out of blue” holds three essential meanings that are explored throughout the album’s love story. One, is that of the Big Bang, and the great mystery of primordial creativity appearing out of the void. As an artist, Steinbock also nods at the personal creative process as a whole, and how songs come out of the blue like gifts from the Muse. Lastly, the process of healing which pulls one out of the blue, out of sadness and depression, reborn into the light. These meanings are different ways of connecting with the album. They are stories within the story, much like the human experiences woven throughout the individual years that make up a lifetime. Whether happily in love or coming out of the blue, this record holds every emotion up to the light, revealing its beauty and worth.
About Daniel Steinbock
Daniel Steinbock is a folk singer/songwriter and guitar player heavily influenced by America’s treasures of transcendental poetry, nature, and jazz music. Steinbock holds a PhD in anthropology, is a co-creator of his own podcast, and has toured largely with folk musician, John Craigie, who holds a chart-topping folk record and regularly shares bills with Jack Johnson. Steinbock released his first studio EP, The Blade, in 2012, following a self-recorded EP, Sea Inside, a year earlier. The bulk of his upcoming debut album, Out of Blue was recorded live in the 100 year-old OK Theatre in Enterprise, Oregon. Engineered by Bart Budwig and featuring backing vocals from fellow Sonoma County residents, Rainbow Girls, the album was recorded in six different studios up and down the West coast. Out of Blue is out February 2019.