Stephen Steinbrink has shared a new single, ‘Poured Back in the Stream’, from his upcoming album Disappearing Coin – out August 18 via Western Vinyl. It follows previous offerings ‘Cruiser’ (featuring Boy Scouts’ Taylor Vick) and ‘Opalescent Ribbon’. Give it a listen below.
“I wrote ‘Poured Back in the Stream’ in early 2019 at the end of the rainy Bay Area winter,” Steinbrink reflected in a statement. “Most evenings after finishing work at the stained glass studio, I’d take BART to the meditation center to sit and hear Zen Master Bon Soeng talk. Over several weeks the song came to me while walking home from the center, reflecting the change in my thinking around meaninglessness from a desperate, negative concept into a liberating point of curiosity. This one is the disappearing coin of grief/freedom. I finally recorded this version of the song three years later at my home studio, with Taylor Vick singing backup on this one. I shot the video on a MiniDV camera around my home in Oakland and the Marin Headlands.”