Currently based out of Vancouver, Canada, singer songwriter Paul Stewart was born and raised in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. In the many years that Stewart has been honing his craft, he has only performed live a handful of times. If you ask him, he calls his music Defeatist folk.
Stewart has two recordings to date, both self-released. The first, Parkade Songs (2009), was recorded late one night in an underground parking garage in Edmonton, Alberta. The most recent effort is called Permanence (2011) and was recorded in Vancouver after moving to the coast to reconnect with past music collaborators/close friends.
Favoring layered vocals and minimal instrumentation, the music is melodic, often uplifting, and always contemplative. Lyrically, Stewart poses questions to the listener as to man's place in the world and one's relationship to society. He speaks of searching, of looking inward to find our own place, and offers gentle encouragement and a hint of direction to those also searching. Stewart shares with us his memories, his dreams, his own crises of confidence, and ultimately his vision of existence and from this; we might be inspired to find our own.
Stream tracks: Paul Stewart BandCamp