Singer-songwriter Aaron Andreu is crossing over into the English alternative scene, showing that he can bare his soul in any language. Having shared the stage with and written for various Grammy Award-winning artists, he’s embarking on a collection of his own brand of Latin Art-Rock.
Closing out 2022 with an enticingly haunting single titled “Creatures,” we grasp the sonic textures Aaron Andreu effortlessly exudes in his genre-defying sound.
Seeping through our speakers, his inimitable sound is wistful and ominous as it propels vast amounts of melancholic ambiance into the now broadened spectrum of alternative rock mixed with electronic nuances in which he’s endeavoring.
We find ourselves easily escaping towards the multitude of layers that instill a robust feel to the entirety of the single as a brilliant forcefield of exclusivity can be heard in its agonizing foundation.
Aaron Andreu’s lulling vocals are soft-spoken yet prevalent as he ushers in lucid croons that cast a cloud of hot-tempered edginess over you through the entrancing dynamism present. His carefully crafted lyrics form powerful motifs that etch into your mind as you’re induced to tag along through every word he utters in a dramatic manner.
As we dive deeper into the instrumentation, we hear how the sonic foundation is riddled with ethereal intention. Each percussion pattern rings with conviction as the amplified zest of guitar riffs trickle into oblivion of sentiment felt. Pairing that with the elusive synths and pads that round out the enigmatic ambiance, we have a recipe for a sound that caters to Aaron Andreu.
Pulling us further towards his embrace, Aaron Andreu's spellbinding effect over us is truly compelling. We find ourselves longing for more after the song comes to a halt, and his ability to lock us into his moving offerings is unmatched.
Listen to “Creatures,” available now on all streaming platforms.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Aaron Andreu, and congratulations on releasing your latest single, “Creatures.” With this crossover into a newly defined genre for you, how does it feel to be created in such a unique format?
I’ve always loved to explore new things and absorb those experiences into my collective whole, whether it be music or anything else, so really this vibe is just another facet of my personality I had yet to share.
Could you please shine a glimpse into what the creative process entailed when bringing “Creatures” to life? Have you found any changes in the creative process as you embark on this route?
“Creatures” was a true collaboration with my talented friend David Galvan. He sent me a rough draft of the song, and I immediately knew I had some things inside me I could put to that. It’s really the first time I’ve created like that.
Through the darkened nuance amongst the lyrics and instrumentation, what moment or story inspired the lyrics in this song?
The story itself is ultimately a story of kindred spirits. That “darkened nuance,” as you eloquently put it, is another facet of my personality that I’ve only scratched the surface of expressing artistically.
How important is vulnerability in the music you create? Is there such a thing as being too vulnerable?
Too vulnerable? Never. Real art can only be born through the sincerest vulnerability. Products can be created without being vulnerable. But I don’t make products. Certain genres pride themselves on promoting not being vulnerable, and they’ve bred the most deficient humans, to be honest. To hide our vulnerability, especially in the act of creation, is to deny ourselves of its beauty. You can’t make a baby with your clothes on.
What can we expect from you next?
Anything and everything.