Space And Other Things
The workers rock anthem of the year
Inspired by a real person and actual events, the first single from the Gary, Ind., rocker’s upcoming album Space And Other Things shares the story of a disabled man who sold Sunday papers on a city corner — until the paper he worked for was sold and he lost his job:
“The papers cutting corners
They say you have to go
Union men aren’t wanted
They say you’re getting old.”
Writing the song, Sier quickly found it morphing into a pro-union salvo for countless unsung heroes being exploited by corporations that care more about the bottom line than the people they employ. A driving, progressive rock track, Newspaper Man’s opening bass track — performed by bassist Chris Chaney (Taylor Hawkins NHC Band) — sets the stage for an anthem dedicated to workers across the globe.
Freedom of speech, human rights issues, and equality for all are the underlying themes on not only this new single, but prominent throughout his 2nd full-length, 8-song LP, “Space and Other Things” – available now. The guitarist, and singer-songwriter gives us the meaning behind his new album by saying, “The goal of the new album is to showcase songs that serve a higher purpose fueled by my concerns over free speech, human rights abuse, rising inequality, and climate change.” Sier further explains, “I wrote and produced each song to deliver universal messages that I hope will bring people together to create a more enlightened world through meaningful change.”
The multi-talented and creative classical rock veteran collaborated with a host of acclaimed Los Angeles musicians on the new ambitious “Space and Other Things” album, including the likes of Chris Chaney, Aaron Sterling, Max Hart and mixed by Grammy-nominated engineer, Michael Patterson.