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Daniel Steinbock Announces Single, "Pine Needles"

The new indie folk single, “Pine Needles” from Daniel Steinbock, awakens a spiritual love for an unnamed muse. Lyrical mystery and intrigue weave between a gentle acoustic flame burning with admiration. The track embodies the concept of the album in its complete form, the “out of blue” essence of songwriting that appears as a gift from the muse. “Pine Needles” is on the album, Out of Blue, out February 15.

Steinbock wrote “Pine Needles” in a surge of creative appreciation. Each verse opens up its gentle petals to reveal a blossoming floret standing tall amongst a pastel field of wildflowers. As this budding rose is the beginning stages of a song, the muse shines down a golden light and infuses the song with vitality. This gift of light and life from her is received by Steinbock with open arms, and the favor is returned with “Pine Needles”, a musical dedication. Fluorescent vocals beam and radiate through deep, acoustic clouds passing restfully through a tranquil sky. While below, the divine unity of two souls endlessly giving to one another creates a vast, expanding meadow of artistry and inspiration.

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.


Out of Blue Tracklisting

  1. Pine Needles
  2. Good News
  3. 13 September
  4. Out of Blue
  5. Too Close To You
  6. Road to the Desert
  7. Lying & Cheating
  8. Poet’s Price
  9. The Shadow
  10. Into the Light


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.

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