Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan! is the East Nashville artist‘s third outing on the label New West, and it finds him aping a plethora of classic rock stylings whilst embracing a greater balance of levity and gravity, grandiosity and intimacy. Whichever tousled style his muse lights upon, he exhibits a velvety touch with AM radio gold melody and a flair for off-kilter arrangement, fusing elements of vintage pop, indie-folk and glam-rock with a skill and an imagination that have become more refined over time. With his wrecked cool, off-center charm, and restless creative dazzle, he makes music with conviction that has its roots in rock’s murky past, armed with an arsenal of songs that spill over with humour & intelligence.
An obsessive creative, Aaron Lee Tasjan writes pop songs with a twist, a little overdriven, far too honest at times. He updates the idea of androgyny but dispels the emotional and social ambiguity with lyrics that reflect his own geographic and artistic wanderings.
You get the sense over Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!’s 11 songs that the man who began the album is not the same man who completed it, transformed both by the experiences that inspired the songs and crafting them. This is not anxious music for anxious times, but rather music as an antidote for anxious times.