D0 No Harm – Music and lyrics © Stephen A Schuster
Do No Harm was written and recorded in the months leading up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The haunting words, melody, production and arrangement (by Mike Pascarella) are the result of Steve's revulsion of then-candidate Trump's proto-fascist rhetoric.
Sadly, the urgent alarm bells sounded in Do No Harm were remarkably prescient in 2016, and continue to resonate to this day.
One Lonely Voice – Music and lyrics © Stephen A Schuster
This is a reggae remix of a song slated for Steve's next album (due in 2020), and features Jeff Freeman and The Reggulators. The remix was a collaborative project with Martin Raymond in Trinidad and Gregg Assing in London.
Masada – Music and lyrics © Stephen A Schuster
Masada is an ancient stone fortress in Israel, located high above the Dead Sea. Its well-preserved ruins attest to the history of the ancient kingdom of Israel and the courage of its people in the face of a Roman siege.
In this song and video (shot on site by Shifra Penkower), Steve chronicles the fateful events that occurred in the year 73 from the anguished perspective of the last Jewish rebel standing before the Roman legions broke through the fortress walls.