There is a small town amidst the cornfields in Iowa called Burlington and that is where Stephen Coleman first found his love for music. He was trained in classical piano at a young age until his teacher fell ill after a year of lessons. He continued with it and taught himself by ear. In the third grade, he entered a talent show at his elementary school and gained recognition by the parents, teachers, and friends. They all told him he could make something of himself if he kept writing his own music and working hard toward his goals. At that moment, he knew what he wanted to do with his life and he wasn’t going to let anything stop him from reaching his goals of becoming a professional musician and producer.
In 2008 he emailed his cousin, Ross Lara, a demo by the name of Golden Heart Symphony, which he had written for Ross’ best friend who passed away the year before. They finished the track under the band name, SECTR 24. After a year of hard work, they had produced a whole LP (A Tattooed Melody,) gotten two music videos, and acknowledgment from music peers and blogs around the country. They went on tour in ’09-10 up and down the east coast and had finally made a name for themselves. They had a couple of releases on Armada also (Say Goodbye, Lay Down.) In the summer of 2010 they became roommates in Orlando, Florida.
Stephen was always writing lyrics and producing his own rap songs on the side of SECTR 24 and as Ross got more opportunities in LA and Nashville, he kept writing. He decided that he was going to make an album in dedicated to his friends back home. He posted a blog about how he wanted to get everyone involved in his LP. Over 30 people messaged him with stories of their hardships and ideas for songs. He ended up with a collection of nine new songs and together they are The Breaking Wave and he is now known as Read & Return.
Over the past 5 months, Read & Return (Stephen Coleman & Des Mallon) have produced a full length album across international lines. With the help of WIFI and plenty of coffee, those long nights went by like they were but a blip in time.
In early August of 2011, Stephen and his lifetime friend (Desmond Mallon of Pulstate) came up with the idea for the second Read & Return album, Say What You See, across international waters. With the help of WIFI and plenty of coffee, those long nights went by like they were but a blip in time. Both guys, still in their teens, produced, co-wrote, recorded, and mixed the album themselves. They were able to work with some incredibly talented individuals (Landon Gadoci and Christopher Newton) on Heartless, Fallout, and Say What You See.
|The resting place of my other works..||August 5, 2012|
Post about were to buy my music or artwork if you'd like to support a starving artist.
|Poison & Wine Remix||gsharp||Folk||411|
|Someone Like You (Sung and remixed by me)||LeeYohn||Dance||226|
|Plan My Steps||MikeD4209||Hip Hop/Rap||162|
|I Just Want To Be Your Lover||morgan102 [+2]||R&B||548|
|(COVER) Zombie that I used to know||retrolust||Electronica||392|
|Just as Long as We Have Love (featuring RAVENS)||morgan102 [+2]||R&B||860|
|MK: 03 Avenger||retrolust||Electronica||227|
|Call Yourself A Man||thenownows||Pop||790|
|BANG: Vibrations||retrolust [+2]||Electronica||927|
|Pulstate - The Concept Is Simple (Original Mix)||Pulstate||Electronica||982|
|01 Desire (Theme of Olympus)||olympus||Classical||1717|