AARON FRAZER ‘Introducing….’

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Soft-spoken with the look of a slightly disaffected1950s matinee idol, Aaron Frazer possesses a unique voice that’s both contemporary and timeless.
On ‘Introducing…’ – his debut solo album produced byThe Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach – 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 co-lead singer of DurandJones & 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. ‘Introducing…’ features an all-star ensemble including players who have worked with the likes of Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson, Dolly Parton and Charles Bradley.