A one-track experience, designed to encourage the listener to pause their busy life and indulge for 18 minutes, to listen to the story and take the message with them.
For several years now, digital sales and streaming services have endangered the traditional album format. The creative process, stories and messages delivered by the artists are being lost and forgotten. Albums used to mean something. People used to have a close relationship with an album, putting it on and listening from start to finish, much like reading your favorite book. The new business model and “single song” popularity is killing these relationships.
Steven Baker’s newest album, Elephants That Paint, is an attempt to rekindle those nostalgic feelings; A one-track experience, designed to encourage the listener to pause their busy life and indulge for 18 minutes, to listen to the story and take the message with them.
Steven has been writing and producing music independently for over twenty years with various bands and solo projects. With his most recent effort, The Snowflake Babies, he is experimenting with various, unique release formats in order to build a buzz in a sea of facsimiles.
“When an artist spends a great deal of time and effort to release an album that is the perfect ordering of songs to tell their story, and then the consumer just listens to one or two of their favorite tracks, it is the same as if someone gave them a copy of the newest Stephen King book to check out… and they only read chapter 8, or 12.” – SB
Steven asks that you please take a few short moments to listen to the newest release. Four brand new songs, together as something unique. No need to skip around, no danger of distraction while driving. These songs are in the perfect order for you already.
Remember the way you once listened to music.