Philadelphia-based musician Adam Stehr is debuting his brand new artist project – STEHREO. Two decades in the making, the STEHREO project puts an original twist on analog recording techniques, while maintaining consideration for processing and presentation in the digital realm.
Having found its way to the ears of longtime collaborator Gramatik, STEHREO’s first single “Chasing Demons” releases today via Gramatik imprint Lowtemp.
“Chasing Demons” is the single and title track from the STEHREO debut album coming soon also via Lowtemp. As with all forthcoming songs off the project, “Chasing Demons” is written, recorded, mixed and produced solely by Adam Stehr.
The song “Chasing Demons” was initially used as a testing ground for exploring and achieving sounds that had been marinating in Stehrʼs brain. Pleased by the results and its positive feedback, “Chasing Demons” quickly evolved from a B-side into the title track of STEHREOʼs first album. An indie-rock tinged single that makes heavy use of organic instrumentation such as electric guitar and drum kit, “Chasing Demons” showcases Stehr’s talents as a vocalist as he soul searches throughout the four-minute single. “Every individual is faced with their own personal demons,” explains Stehr. “They come in all forms and are often times deceiving. If youʼre not careful, you may find yourself chasing demons without even realizing it.”
A Pennsylvania native, Stehr has traveled the world performing everything from Folk and Rock to Blues and EDM. Now based in Philadelphia, Stehr channels his love of music through production and performance. Drawing heavily from early American music genres, STEHREO explores unexpected ways to close the musical generation gaps:
“My primary goal in releasing these songs is simply to affect people. I hope that the music can help someone get through their day or even just smile for a moment, dance with their coworkers, do something nice for a stranger, or even cry a little. I feel very fortunate to be in a position to create music and Iʼd like to share it with people in a way that is relatable. Art and love are two things that we as humans have yet to fully explain and understand. How can something so simple make us feel such intense emotions? Because it is not simple at all. Itʼs non-binary and complex. For me, music is magic.”