Listen: Breathless by Senator
Breathless by Senator
Check out the new track from indie singer-songwriter Senator called “Breathless.”
Senator is the brainchild of singer-songwriter, Howard Baker. Born in Lancaster, PA, Senator, as he was dubbed in high school, spent his formative years in both Austin, TX and Petoskey, MI. Growing up in a highly music oriented family, Senator has been performing from a very young age and exudes a wide variety of influences. He often states that he gets his talent from his mom and his musical taste from his dad.
Senator’s sound draws from impressive but almost contradictory influences that range from his love of grunge (he credits Kurt Cobain and Beck as his biggest influences), to his childhood obsession with musicals and his appreciation for classical music. Senator’s debut album, slated for a 2016 release, is a hybrid of all of his inspirations that seamlessly fit together, almost cinematically, creating a magical blend of sound.
“Breathless” carries Senator’s vocals over a haunting instrumental and tells the stories of two women’s experiences with sexual assault. “This song tells a story about a girl. It could be any girl, someone you know and love, or even yourself.” On “Breathless” Senator aims to bring light to an issue often swept under the rug. He told Pancakes and Whiskey, “It’s an all too common story that needs to be told, discussed, and prevented.“