Aaron Taos is back once again with a new jam – and once again I’ve been rocking it heavy in my headphones.
His new single, “Alone”, featuring Shane Stokes is reminiscent of the sound that made Blink 182 so massive… except mixed with some Lexapro, 808’s, swag. While the track may have a bounce and great vibe, the underlying story goes much deeper. I could elaborate, but I’ll just let Aaron break it down for you.
About the release he says:
“Alone is a song I wrote during a dark couple of weeks I had at the beginning of this year. The lyrics are probably the most honest and direct I’ve ever gotten about things going on in my life, which was a new and cathartic experience for me. I was dealing with some pretty serious anxiety and elements of depression (plus new meds), coupled with a rough patch with my girlfriend, and what felt like some stagnation in my career. All of this was building up and I felt like I had to put it out in a creative way. I consciously did not want the music around it to sound slow or dreary, so I produced the track in bright upbeat tone that I felt was an interesting difference in context with the lyrics the song. It was a time I just needed to be by myself and figure my life out, sometimes to the dismay of people around me who care about me.”
After hearing the tune… and the story, I figured a Q&A was in order. Check it out below.
RDFO: Do you have any professional training or are you self taught?
RDFO: The new tune has a big Blink 182 sound. What is your favorite track from them?
RDFO: Where are you from and where do you live now?
RDFO: You have a nice cross over appeal. Do you create music with the intention of blending genres or does it come organically?
RDFO: Who are some of your biggest musical inspirations?
RDFO: What is up next for you?