Stolen Moments - Available Now!

Excited to share that my debut album, Stolen Moments is out on all major streaming platforms!

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This past year feels like we’ve had so many moments stolen from us… 
Here are some Stolen Moments to make up for it. Enjoy and let me know how you like it!

Stolen Moments, my debut album, is an album of love songs. Every love is special and magical and unique in its own way. We open ourselves up and become vulnerable. Do we regret that vulnerability or does it become part of who we are? Knowing how things turned out, should we have stolen those moments, or borrowed them instead? What would we tell our younger selves if we could?

Many of the songs on this album explore this realm of possibilities, of paths not taken in love and loss. A few key songs go beyond romantic love and explore a greater love of humanity; one that questions how we relate to each other in this age of online relationships, and how our individual decisions influence the frameworks of our lives. How can we treat each other with fairness, equality, and sanity? Government ­shutdowns, deportation and the splitting of families, or even the ever ­increasing death count in school shootings are all stolen moments as well. I wrote these songs as an outlet for deeper cultural inquiry, in the hope that we can work together to come up with sensible answers and bring about positive change. I look forward to sharing the entire album with you. 

“. . . Poetic, focused and moving”

Y. Dan Rubinstein

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Why make music? I mean what’s the point?

To give a voice and a tangible manifestation to a certain feeling, a memory, a path not taken; to catalyze change and build community. Is there a point to it? Is there a point to anything? If a song inspires someone to do something or to feel better and move on, then it has fulfilled its purpose.

Y. Dan Rubinstein


Meaningful Lyrics. Memorable Melodies. Inspiring Connection And Change.

SF Bay Area singer-­songwriter Y. Dan Rubinstein gives voice to the complexities of love and romance in the modern age and socially important issues.

Poetic, descriptive, and inspired by the meaningful lyrics of artists such as Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon, and Bob Dylan, Rubinstein’s music fuses folk, jazz and rock. He has performed on televised competitions at West Coast Songwriters, and at Song School’s opening night at the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival.


San Francisco singer-songwriter Y. Dan Rubinstein will release his latest single, “Stolen Moments,” on August 30. “Stolen Moments,” a song about first loves, is the title track to Rubinstein’s forthcoming album, slated for release in 2020.

In his other life, Y. Dan Rubinstein is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, who rediscovered his love for music almost by accident, while attending his child’s violin lesson. His venture into songwriting began with an email, which morphed into a song. Since then, he hasn’t looked back, releasing a series of infectious folk-rock songs flavored with tints of jazz.

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