Aaron Alexander may hail from the ‘show me’ state but there is nothing regional about him. Instead, his sound feels influenced by a lifetime of globetrotting and a maturity that belies his mere twenty-two years. The subject matter of Alexander’s debut, “Memento Mori”, too would be a lot to take on for one so young if you didn’t consider that he is the product of a region that produced the Michael Brown fiasco and ensuing chaos.
As he told Pigeons & Planes’ Alex Gardner back in June after the release of his first visual, “Faces”, “I started the album two years ago after watching the “Death Parade”anime, episode 11, where they mentioned the phrase Memento Mori. It sounded incredibly dope so I did a bit of research. The aesthetic and sound I was going for was clear. This album is equal parts about death and dying as it is life itself.” And he does it justice, not just lyrically, but in his choice of production as well; knowing exactly what sounds willl bring the best out of him.
Suffice it to say that you will be hearing a LOT more from Aaron Alexander and once you’ve taken him for a spin, you won’t be able to get enough.