Singer-songwriter and pianist David Baron has launched his solo music career with a new self-titled EP. The EP features 6 original tracks that display Baron’s expressive voice over a powerful piano rock sound.
In songs like the bitter rocker “Love Is Just A Lie” and the heartwrenching ballad “Shadows On The Inside”, Baron’s soaring vocals and confessional lyrics capture what it felt like at some of the most important moments in the artist’s life, from growing up as a kid in South Florida to searching for love as a post-grad on the west coast. “They’re the most autobiographical songs I’ve ever written,” says Baron. “It made sense to simply title it David Baron, because every note and every word of these songs says ‘This is who I am.’”
Baron co-produced the EP with Grammy-award winning producer Stephen Short, who discovered Augustana and has worked with such artists as Phil Collins and Remy Zero. The tracks were recorded at Archon Studios in Los Angeles with engineer Aris Archontis.
David Baron was formerly the lead singer and songwriter of the San Francisco-based rock group The Spins, which he formed as a freshman at Stanford University. After 5 years, Baron split with the group in Fall 2007. He plans to take his new songs out on the road in an upcoming tour with his new backing band.
1. Love Is Just A Lie
2. Standing Still
3. Shadows On The Inside (Shelly’s Song)
5. Nothing To Fear
6. Say You
Produced by Stephen Short and David Baron
Mixed by Aris Archontis
Words and Music by David Baron
David Baron – Vocals, Piano, Acoustic Guitar
Greg Pajer – Guitars
Steve “Shag” Aguilar – Organ
Alex Budman – Sax
Andrew James – Bass
Blake Paulson – Drums, Percussion
Jes Hudak – Background Vocals