New Music – Why Awake

Why Awake, a collective mainly consisting of Aaron Joseph Newman as the main writer and singer/rapper along with Kori Munson, known professionally as Apollo Lane, as producer, has successfully sunk their teeth into the Electro-Pop/Alternative Rap genres. The ranging styles of songs on their self-titled album have made it difficult to directly pin down exactly where Why Awake stands in terms of genre specifics. With songs such as ‘Slider’ and ‘Neon Morphine’ that fit in a genre with The Weeknd and Portugal. The Man paired along side of ‘So So,’ ‘Start Over,’ and ‘Rita’ which can put WA in the realms of Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran, in conjunction with ‘Things We Do for Fun’ and ‘VTN’ that are closer to Kid Cudi, the album is a musical odyssey through different styles that are all connected by the crisp and consistent production. Aaron Joseph Newman excels as a crooner and a rapper across the entire project.

The feel of the ‘Why Awake’ album is that of someone reaching into the depths of their emotions and pulling them out for someone else to see and relate to. Drawing on the pains of losing parents to cancer and losing lovers to others, Aaron’s writing provokes emotions. Even on a song such as ‘Jackie Kennedy’ that has an upbeat, toe-tapping sound, the lyrics pull on the pains associated with relationships. But, through all of that, the message of continuing to push through and to succeed are clear in the lyrics.

‘Why Awake’ is something new that also feels familiar. Something refreshing in a world of cookie-cutter albums.

‘Slider,’ the lead single off of Why Awake’s self-titled debut album, is now available across all platforms.

iTunes: https://t.co/XPdHLCzCM8

YouTube: https://t.co/1I2RIrdpnM

Spotify: https://t.co/wMV9z77oc1

Tidal: https://t.co/58v5MQI0Q4

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“Ultraviolet” by Aaron Joseph Newman

 

Aaron Joseph Newman has released his latest track, “Ultraviolet,” accompanied by a video that captures “a night of partying that may not be remembered, but the actions of the night will never be forgotten.”
The track is produced by Apollo Lane and is featuring Chelsea McIntosh.

I have a feeling that this well-produced, catchy track is going to become a staple of summer of ’16 playlists.

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www.aaronjosephnewman.com  Continue reading “Ultraviolet” by Aaron Joseph Newman

Aaron Joseph Newman – Super 2000

One of my favorite up-and-coming rappers/musicians is Aaron Joseph Newman. His usual brand of realistic verses and self-deprecating lyrics soak the tracks with realism. But sometimes, like with “Super 2000,” Aaron just wants to remind you that he’s slick behind the mic and has some crazy-good lyricism. Continue reading Aaron Joseph Newman – Super 2000

‘Roomful of Elephants’ by Aaron Joseph Newman

Roomful of Elephants

by Aaron Joseph Newman

Aaron Joseph Newman has released his “Roomful of Elephants” album. RFOE is an eclectic collection of tracks that roam through the Indie, Neo-Hop, and Hip-hip genres. Aaron Joseph Newman brings a new take on hip-hop and delivers a final product that is genre bending.

The August 5th release comes on the 12th anniversary of the passing of Aaron’s mother to brain cancer. He decided to honor her by releasing the album that he is most proud of.

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