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Mickey Aaron

Take 5 : Mickey Aaron

Mickey Aaron takes us into his heart-wrenching new indie single

Mickey himself was born and raised in the Greater Toronto Area but has since moved to Montreal. While living in the GTA, Mickey performed with his Funk Rock band called LOAF. Originally formed in high school, LOAF quickly became a staple in the Toronto indie music community. Mickey played keys and vocals in LOAF at well known venues across Toronto such as Lee’s Palace and The Horseshoe Tavern. During his time with LOAF he wrote many original songs and self-produced several albums with the band. Mickey and Max met several months ago when Mickey was looking for a new apartment and now Mickey and Max are roommates. Max is a classically trained guitarist who is currently attending McGill. Drawing from Mickey’s many musical influences from The 1975 to Childish Gambino, Mickey Aaron’s debut track is somber yet sweet, telling a sad but hopeful story.

How would you describe your sound?

My sound is constantly evolving. One Last Song strikes a good balance between acoustic sounding instruments and synths. I tried to build upon the natural harmonics of the bass using a synth that closely resembled these sounds.

Who are your biggest musical influences?

My biggest musical influences would be Led Zeppelin, Jamiroquai, Ray Charles and Elton John. However, with One Last Song I drew inspiration from Nick Murphy (aka Chet Faker) and Coldplay. Also more recently, artists such as The 1975 and Childish Gambino have heavily influenced my writing.

Tell us about the story behind your new song.

The story behind One Last Song is about letting go of a relationship. In 2019 I went through a rough breakup. I ended up writing many songs about how I felt and how things could’ve gone differently. After enough time I felt as though I needed to write one last song to summarize my feelings toward that breakup. 

What do you think it is about the song that fans connect to?

I believe there are many people who can relate to a bad breakup. Especially if they still had feelings long after the relationship was over. While the song is pretty sad sounding, it tells a  story of overcoming feelings and gives hope to the listener. I wanted to write the song to have a sense of conclusion to symbolize the end of my feelings towards that relationship. These are some of the ways my fans can connect with this song.

What would you like to say to everyone who is a fan and supporter of you and your work?

I would like to say thank you to my fans and supporters. Everyone who has been there for me along the way has made it possible for me to write and produce some great tracks. I hope you enjoy everything I have in store for you this year.

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