Trespass Music and Fox Run Studio are thrilled to announce the September 3, 2013 release of Bethel Steele’s newest project, Broken Record. The 5-song stripped-down EP features songs written since Bethel’s sophomore release, Of Love & Whiskey (June 2012) which received glowing reviews and charted on the Folk-DJ charts as well as the Roots Music Report. Broken Record captures the energy and intimacy of a live performance and showcases Bethel’s raw emotive vocals, driving guitar playing and introduces a new musical family member, the 5-string banjo.
Broken Record begins with the track “Words of Wisdom,” a bluesy reminder of all the advice your parents gave you about living life to its fullest. “Words of Wisdom” is followed by a pair of out-of-love songs: one is an unapologetic goodbye to a love grown cold (“Broken Record”), the other is a song to a crazy ex, an upbeat banjo-breakup song entitled “So Long.” The fourth track on the EP is a longing-filled banjo instrumental(“At Sea”) and closing out the project is the anthemic ballad “Bigger Prize” that begs the question: who wants easy, anyway?