Aaron Frazer - Introducing...

Aaron Frazer - Introducing...

  • January 2021 Jazz Soul & Blues Record of the Month
  • Limited Edition Translucent Pink Glass Vinyl

Soft-spoken with the look of a slightly disaffected 1950s matinee idol, Aaron Frazer possesses a unique voice that's both contemporary and timeless. On Introducing... - his debut solo album produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, co-released on Easy Eye Sound and Dead Oceans - Aaron melds mid-'60s soul with Auerbach's particular sensibilities ('Over You'), songs with a message in the key of Gil Scott-Heron ('Bad News'), and uplifting tales of love told through a blend of disco, gospel, and doo-wop ('Have Mercy').

The Brooklyn-based, Baltimore-raised songwriter first came into the international spotlight as multi-instrumentalist and colead singer of Durand Jones & The Indications, but he's more than a revivalist act. "I didn't want Introducing... to be an exact recreation of an era or a style," Frazer says. "I'm excited to keep breaking some of the expectations around what exactly I'm supposed to be artistically and musically, or what this scene as a whole can be." On Introducing..., Aaron expertly calibrates consciousness-raising and the desire to be enveloped by love. Where previous records were written in a partial state of turmoil, Aaron's debut LP shows maturation and range. Introducing... is both loving and gracious, critical without losing hope, and a showcase of a young artist on a seriously soulful ascent.

Tracks

  • You Don't Wanna Be My Baby
  • If I Got It (Your Love Brought It)
  • Can't Leave It Alone
  • Bad News
  • Have Mercy
  • Done Lyin'
  • Lover Girl
  • Ride with Me
  • Girl on the Phone
  • Love Is
  • Over You
  • Leanin' on Your Everlasting Love

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