SHE'S YOUR OCEAN NOW — a tale of obsession by Steve Barton

SHE'S YOUR OCEAN NOW — a tale of obsession by Steve Barton

Single/video trails the forthcoming album 'Time Hard Won'

Portland, Oregon based Steve Barton has signed to UK label Right Track Records, distributed by Universal, and will release Time Hard Won as his first album under the new deal. The album release date is August 9th 2024 on CD and digital, with vinyl to follow later in 2024.

Obsession is a multi-faceted thing that probably affects us all, in one way or another, at one time or another. Steve Barton explores the territory via the metaphor of the pull of the vast, deep and dangerous ocean. Like an elixir, a spell, or a longing, the pull is very hard to escape.

This time, beware the waves and beware the deep, or it will be too late. She’s Your Ocean Now is to be the first single/video release drawn from the new album. See below for a private preview.

Steve Barton: “Michael Smith did a stellar job mixing the album in London, and really made the drums sound good on this. This song is about someone drowning in obsession.”

The new album was recorded in Portland, San Francisco and Nashville, and mixed and mastered in London, UK. Barton co-produced seven of the tracks with Dave Scheff, and Ron Fair produced three tracks in Nashville.

This is Barton’s fourth album since he moved to hotbed music haven Portland. The ‘Portland quartet’ also includes New Blue World (2017), Tall Tales & Alibis (2018), and Love & Destruction (2021). Barton has previously lived in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Steve Barton in New York
Steve Barton in New York


  • Single/video release date: June 14th 2024
  • Single/video impact date: August 2nd 2024
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  • Recorded at Cully Gully Studio, Portland, Oregon
  • Mixed by: Michael Smith, RYP Recordings, London 
  • Mastered by: Andy Baldwin, Metropolis Mastering, London
  • Label: Right Track Records
  • Distribution: Universal

About the album

STEVE BARTON — is back with the striking new set Time Hard Won
We all yearn for time. Here's the first SB album for Right Track Records...
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