JANUARY 28, 2011 - In my interview with multi-instrumentalist and singer songwriter STEVE STEELE, he expressed concern over the fact that no one had asked him about the meaning behind the title of his latest CD THE EXPAT. The title is short for the word 'expatriate'. STEELE's latest album explores the notion of being a stranger in a strange land. In STEELE's case, the strange land is his hometown of Houston. While the young singer songewriter is of the mindset that he's got to get out of this place, his surroundings have also provided a great deal of the inspiration behind his music. Taking his queue from DAVID BOWIE'sclassic albums LOW and HEROES, STEELE has created an ambient rock sound that is epic in scope and sonically mesmerizing.
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