Aaron Frazer

Aaron Frazer


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Release Date: 01/08/2021
Format: LP
Label: Easy Eye Sound, Dead Oceans – DOC220
Release type: Vinyl LP Pressing

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.

1 You Don't Wanna Be My Baby
2 If I Got It (Your Love Brought It)
3 Can't Leave It Alone
4 Bad News
5 Have Mercy
6 Done Lyin'
7 Lover Girl
8 Ride with Me
9 Girl on the Phone
10 Love Is
11 Over You
12 Leanin' on Your Everlasting Love

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