Steven Franz | The One You Choose

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The One You Choose

by Steven Franz

OUT MUSIC AWARD Nominated album, including the gay anthem, "Double My Wardrobe." Other key tracks include the John Lennon Songwriting Award winning "Out Into the Distance", "The Man I've Come To Be", and "Done With You"
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Inside My Head
3:59 $0.99
2. Seven Years
3:22 $0.99
3. Out Into the Distance
4:01 $0.99
4. The Man I've Come to Be
3:16 $0.99
5. The One You Choose
4:18 $0.99
6. Double My Wardrobe
3:39 $0.99
7. Done With You
3:35 $0.99
8. Start Anew
3:10 $0.99
9. Not the Same World
3:47 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Singer/songwriter Steven Franz was born and raised in Miami, Florida. A self-taught pianist, Steven began writing songs in high school. He graduated from New World School of the Arts and was awarded a performance scholarship to attend Boston's Berklee College of Music. After a brief stint in Boston, Steven decided to head back to Florida.

Steven continued to pursue his passion for music while studying business at the University of Florida. After graduating, Steven moved to Atlanta, Georgia for an internship and to perform and record with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Choir under the direction of Robert Shaw. Steven recorded on the ASOC's Grammy nominated, "Grand & Glorious Great Operatic Choruses" album.

Steven then returned to Miami to start his business career, landing a two-year position as Assistant Business Manager for recording artist Julio Iglesias. "When I started making money, the first thing I did was buy a Roland JV1000 Music Workstation and a grand piano." Steven began writing and performing original songs with local band West 40 Terrain. He also began to learn guitar to open up new creative avenues. "It was a tremendous growth period for me, learning to work with a band, recording for the first time, and strengthening my live performance and writing abilities."

Steven's first solo album, "The One You Choose", is a collection of original songs dealing with self awareness, relationships, and doubling one's wardrobe. He self-produced the CD, arranging and programming all tracks.

Steven currently resides in Seattle with his partner Rick. They were one of the first same-sex couples to marry in Massachusetts in 2004.



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James Chappelle

A breakaway from the dull & tedious. Refreshingly new!
The One You Choose is a powerful mixture of poetry and smooth rhythms. Honest and funny in it's language while at the same time it addresses what it is like to be growing up gay in America today. But this is not simply a gay album, though the artist is, his music is universal and speaks to everyone. A can't miss buy!

Vanessa Brown

Great talent, diverse music!
A well-produced CD chock full of piano-driven originals that will make you proud of who you are. I dig it.

Cathy NewRelics

the best album. highly recommend. fabulous voice and songs
I'm very happy to own this album. I think Steven's songs are smart, witty and very heartfelt. His voice and playing phenominal. takes you on a great ride... highly recommend. :)Cat


This CD is deep. Not only is the music good, the lyrics are as if he were inside my head making poetry of my feelings. A truly moving compilation of songs, buy two CDs because you'll play it so often, you might wear one out.

Michael D. Dowdy

First Rate Pop Music !!!!
Steven Franz's Cd "The One You Choose" is an remarkable great collection of first rate pop songs. I adore his great romantic vocals and lyrics. A must have music collection
for those love beautiful music!


Great stuff!
Steven does a great job on this CD. Heartfelt, honest, and straight(?) forward! The music is tight and the lyrics speak to me.


JD Doyle

This CD is amazing; it has Layers of excellence.
I'm VERY impressed with this CD. This is not just some nice pleasing folk/rock CD, it has Layers of excellence. To think this is a debut CD is just amazing, and that it is self-produced even more so.

- from JD Doyle, producer of Queer Music Heritage, on KPFT in Houston, and co-producer of Audiofile, on This Way Out, heard on 135 stations worldwide.