Aaron Toas – “Voodoo”
“Voodoo is about the supernatural power a new lover has over you. I originally produced the instrumentation of ‘Voodoo’ almost two years ago. I knew I had something special with the guitar loop, but just couldn’t find the right inspiration for vocal melodies/lyrics over it. I would keep coming back to the session every couple months to give it another shot, but just couldn’t nail the song. Also, it was really frustrating actually ‘cause I loved the beat so much.” – Toas
“Earlier this year, I was introduced to a very talented NYC writer named Larzz Principato. He co-wrote Halsey’s “New Americana” and Dua Lipa‘s “IDGAF” among other tracks I dig. I knew if anybody could unlock this song he could. During our first session together, I showed him this instrumental and immediately we clicked on it. After a couple of hours we finished the concept/vocal tracking and then I sent it to my mixers TON, who added additional production and got it sounding great.”
“The way this record came together is unusual for me because normally if a song isn’t clicking within the first couple hours of toying with it, I kind of give it up on it. I’m very into that initial vibe and running with it if it feels good. I don’t like to force it. This is the first instance where I’ve let a track breath for so long and it ended up working when I finally got some extra help. I’m so glad it didn’t go to waste.”
Aaron Taos is ready to seize his own piece of the indie-pop-rock landscape in 2018. His “Night Thoughts” EP serves as the blueprint for his takeover. His initial brush with music came after receiving his first guitar when he was five-years-old.
The New Haven, Connecticut suburbanite kid’s affair with the instrument was fleeting as he became more interested in hip-hop and a promising soccer career, even playing in the state’s Olympic Development Program.
It wasn’t until he encountered bands like Arctic Monkeys and The Strokes in high school that music re-established its magic hold on his creative aspirations.
“My first instinct is to write songs. When I first got a guitar when I was little, the first thing I wanted to do was write songs. I didn’t want to learn covers; I wanted to make something new. I really like making tangible things out of ideas.”
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Aaron Thoughts – “Night Thoughts” EP
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