Sid Steppes is a musician and songwriter from Southern California, whose dreamy psychedelic-pop sound is born from a penchant for DIY, writing and recording as he has in various bedrooms and makeshift studios.
Inspired by heartache, depression and the path towards rehabilitating the mind, Steppes’ debut album Trails came out at the end of May, and ‘Tiny Pieces of Belief’ is the latest single to be lifted from it. Like the album, ‘Tiny Pieces of Belief’ is marked by a deep fondness for ’60s and ’70s psychedelia. It is a woozy tune, meandering along a waltzing rhythm and joined by an intimate acoustic strum, bright guitar chimes and mellow undulations; ‘Tiny Pieces of Belief’ is richly melodic, lush and alluring. Much of the later is due to the heartfelt, smouldering emotion and reverb-laden vocals, radiating a powerful sense of melancholy and nostalgia. ‘Tiny Pieces of Belief’ is charming and utterly irresistible.
Listen to ‘Tiny Pieces of Belief’ below and if that is to your liking, check out the new album here.