Singer-songwriter Walter Senko is a little left of pop. Think Supertramp meets Owl City, a kind of dramatic indie vibe. Produced in separate sessions by Cone McCaslin from multi-platinum rock band Sum 41 and guitarist Bill Bell (Jason Mraz, Tom Cochrane Justin Nozuka), his debut solo EP, From A Liar, is distributed by music journalist Karen Bliss’s label Daycare Records. It was mixed by Eric Ratz (Big Wreck, Monster Truck, Billy Talent, Sarah Slean).
The first single, “From A Liar To A Gem,” had producers fighting to produce it and some key industry ears calling it a smash. While a new version was attempted, the original demo had a certain charm and so it is that version that is on the EP.
“’From A Liar To A Gem’ was inspired by conversation Walter had with a girl he broke up with because he knew it ultimately wouldn’t work. “She asked me if I still had feelings. I lied and said, ‘No,’” the pianist and guitarist recalls. “So I had the title From A Liar, but who was it to? I didn't want to put her name so I thought about the ideal word to describe her — gem. Gems are precious and hard to find.”
Another song, the punchier anthem “We Are The Cure” was inspired by philanthropist Rob Dyer’s Skate4Cancer and his “dream love cure” motto. Since losing family members to the disease, Dyer has skateboarded across the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia to help raise awareness among youth about cancer. "Oh we'll do it for the Love, well do it for the Dream, we'll do it all because we believe in bigger things,” Walter sings. The last words in the chorus are "We are the Cure.”