Shawn Stedman, the mastermind behind Meat in Space, unleashes a whirlwind of unadulterated energy in his latest single, ‘Outta My Head’. Hailing from the Bay Area, Stedman is a musical polymath, commanding guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and a host of other instruments and production elements. This one-man powerhouse brings an unapologetically DIY ethos to his music, blending influences from the heavyweights of the early 90s like Dinosaur Jr., Nirvana, and Smashing Pumpkins with the raw intensity of garage rock legends like Jay Reatard and Ty Segall.
The track is a sonic rollercoaster, characterized by live tape-crushed drums and a searing guitar solo that punctuates the track’s adventurous journey. Stedman’s vocals are delivered with an urgency that mirrors the song’s theme—a gut reaction to the news of a cousin’s untimely passing. ‘Outta My Head’ is a fervent plea to remember people at their best, a sentiment that resonates deeply with anyone who has grappled with the complexities of loss and nostalgia.
The recording process is as authentic as it gets, with Stedman crafting this sonic gem in the confines of his bedroom using an 8-track cassette multitrack. The result is a gritty, unapologetic masterpiece that captures the essence of raw, garage-infused rock. In Shawn Stedman’s words, “‘Outta My Head’ is a message I myself need, and hopefully can be medicine for others.” With this single, Meat in Space offers a dose of unfiltered, unvarnished musical therapy that hits you right where it counts.