SIXSTEP is proud to announce the release of their new single, “Middle Ground”.
Originally released as an acoustic track on "A Dangerous World", "Middle Ground" was arranged by bassist Jason Peed for the "Dangerous World" album release concert on 4 April 2009. Melancholic horn melodies interweave with Al Rahn's expressive vocals, all set to the backdrop of Elliot Koenig's dark, swampy, Robert Johnson-esque guitar. The song also marks tenor player Ricky Hopkins' first recording as a permanent member of Sixstep.
The lyrics reflect on a turbulent affair between vocalist Al Rahn, his girlfriend, and his best friend around the time he joined SIXSTEP. To amplify the themes of uncertainty, longing and confusion, “Middle Ground” was recorded unplugged for "A DANGEROUS WORLD", and this album version is included on this single release.
A music video for “Middle Ground” is also currently in post-production by Blue Artists Films, and will be released in September 2010.
"21st Century Schizoid Man" (Sixstep cover of a King Crimson classic)
"Middle Ground (album version)" (from "A Dangerous World")
released October 20, 2010
Al Rahn - vocals
Elliot Koenig - guitars
Jason Glen Peed - bass
Ruben Puebla - drums
Ricky Hopkins - tenor sax
Loren J. Comfort - drums on "Middle Ground"
Michael Cleveland - alto sax on "Middle Ground"
Ruben Puebla - trombone on "Middle Ground" and "Middle Ground (album version)"
Robert Peed - trumpet on "Middle Ground"
Antonio Dangond - piano, organ on "Middle Ground"
All tracks by Sixstep except track 2 written by Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield
All tracks recorded and mixed by David Irish, Music, Inc. Studios, Orange, CA
All tracks mastered by Barry Wood, The Other Room Studio, San Clemente, CA
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