David Baron is an internationally recognized composer, keyboardist, producer, arranger and engineer. He lives outside of historic Woodstock, NY. He is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. David produced the upcoming artist Jade Bird. Her hit song “Lottery” was #1 on AAA radio in America. Jade’s new single “Uh Huh” just debuted on BBC Radio 1 as “hottest record in the world”. David co-produced the Mercury nominated “The Bride” for Bat For Lashes. He produced and co-wrote all the songs for goth-legend Peter Murphy’s “Ninth”. David was one of the two musicians on Meghan Trainor’s "All About That Bass". He received a RIAA Diamond Award for his role (10 million+ in sales).
David is an orchestral arranger. He orchstrated on records such as Shawn Mendes’ “Illuminate Deluxe”, “Shawn Mendes”, Meghan Trainor’s “Title”, and Lenny Kravitz’s “Raise Vibration.
He is the keyboardist on The Lumineer’s “Cleopatra”. Also has appeared on records with Michael Jackson, Lenny Kravitz, Vance Joy, Fifth Harmony, and Simone Felice. He is current scoring the follow up to the feature film “Ashes and Snow” for Gregory Colbert.
He releases cinematic music under his own name on the UK based Here & Now Recordings label
Listen and download David Baron debut album 'Cycles'
Woodstock composer, producer, arranger, performer, orchestrator and engineer David Baron has worked with Lenny Kravitz for 20 years. The Mercury Music Prize 2016 shortlisted album 'The Bride' by Bat For Lashes (running against David Bowie, Radiohead, Skepta and Anohni) he programmed, mixed, produced and played synths on. He mixed and mastered Worldwide Awards winner Melanie De Biasio's 'Blackened Cities', works extensively with The Lumineers and provided string arrangements for Shawn Mendes and ARP 2600 synth for Michael Jackson. David produced and co-wrote albums for Peter Murphy and fellow Woodstock artist Simone Felice. On Meghan Trainor's 'All About That Bass', one of the biggest selling singles ever, he played piano, organ and baritone sax. He's even collaborated with Roy Ayers on a rework of Smokey Robinson 'Quiet Storm' for the Motown Remix album !
In 2017 he scored a film for The Lumineers called 'The Ballad Of Cleopatra'. And is currently scoring Gregory Colbert's follow up to the award winning Ashes & Snow (edited by Oscar winning Pietro Scalia, soundtrack by Jóhann Jóhannsson). Both films are narrated by Laurence Fishburne.
David's sound is chilled out vintage synth electronica, contemporary classical, beautiful ambient and filmscore.
David is the proud owner of a Synton Syrinx synthesizer and the very celeste Thelonious Monk played on Brilliant Corners.