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Shut Out The World

from The Way Home by Steve Lawson



Here’s a thing that just worked out beautifully - the was recorded back in 2014, at the Frankfurt Musikmesse. If you put ‘Steve Lawson Solo Bass’ into YouTube, you’ll find the video of me playing this, with about 100,000 views. Gregor Fris runs ‘BassTheWorld.com’ - a Facebook page and YouTube channel that mostly produces videos of bass-related things from around the world.

At Frankfurt, Gregor told me he wanted to film me playing. Playing What? Anything. Just play. So we went out in the quadrant outside the main expo floor, surround by hubbub and bullshit, rockstars and wannabe rockstars, sales people and music-gear-lovers. Gregor plugged me into his laptop, set up the cameras, gave me headphones (without even any reverb - just the dry signal of my bass) and said ‘play’.

And this is what came out. I was looking for something that brought the album to a close, that summed up that journey home. This was it. If you see the video, you’ll understand the title. Shut Out The World.


from The Way Home, released September 14, 2015
recorded by Gregor Fris ( www.basstheworld.com )
played/mixed/mastered - Steve Lawson




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