The Bandcamp exclusive edition comes with the bonus track “Embrace”, full artwork booklet, along with a collector’s edition cover hand-drawn by The Kid Flames.


A short six months and change after his debut concept album, Things Left on Purpose, The Kid Flames returns swiftly with what proves to be his most personal project to date, Without Seeing the Staircase. Intentionally sparse and methodical, it’s both a quieter, more meditative reflection than its predecessor, while at the same time proving a hopeful look forward.

“Through my life’s journey to this point, almost 40 revolutions around the sun, I’ve certainly been through my share of trials, having walked through the fire and back. It’s given me a great deal of perspective, and has made me a better, much wiser, person.

There’s so much strife going on in the world today, and with this project I wanted to address not only my own journey, but that paralleled with those of others. I feel a responsibility to assure everyone they aren’t walking through it alone, and that if they remain steadfast, faithful, positive, continuing to ascend – even though they may not see the path or know the destination – they will make it through.

More than just music, it’s a statement of purpose.

This project is incredibly important to me, not only as a direct reflection of where I’ve been but where I am in my life, currently.”

Executive Producer: Nate “The Kid Flames” Smith / Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by The Kid Flames for Off the Baseline/Back Roads to Eastland (ASCAP) at The Pantages, The Colony, TX / Photography, Art Direction, and Layout by Enormous Elephant

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