Which song on The Aaron LP do you find to be the most autobiographical and why?
All of them are in a way. But if I had to choose one I would say Voicemail. I’ve never explained or opened up about all the relationships I have in that way. It’s hard to be honest in public, I was nervous writing and trying to explain those personal relationships with no sugar coating.
Are there any childhood stories or memories that find their way into your music?
Tons. Sleeping in the basement of my dad’s house on a broken mattress with all my recording gear sprawled all over the place, skateboarding at the park, copying what the older kids wear, sneaking out with my friends to drink beer and getting caught by my older sister. These moments all show up in lines of my songs.
How is this album an evolution from your last one? How have you grown as an artist in the years since?
I’ve come into my own. This music is me. Every successful artist puts in their time and goes through their battles to find the moment where everything makes sense. This album is my first moment finding that. This is the most musical body of work I’ve done. Much more singing and better songwriting about real things that humans need to hear right now. This album is urgent. I put my life into these songs and the music looks like me and sounds like me because it is me.