Ralph’s Reviews: Aaron English’s ‘Songs From Somewhere Else’
“Songs From Somewhere Else,” the latest release from Aaron English, is a unique compilation of songs composed and recorded over a period of several years and countless miles.
This 11-track offering album took root during a 2015 trip to East Africa — where English founded the International Youth Music Project — with two songs co-written with Kenyan musician Walter Koga. While on tour throughout Europe and the United States, Aaron continued to work on the project and, early in 2016, began releasing music videos of his work. Many of those songs would become part of “Songs From Somewhere Else.”
What makes this album so interesting is the plethora of different sounds that make it impossible to tag with a genre. Recorded with numerous different instruments and in several different languages, “Songs from Somewhere Else” is a rare opportunity to experience music in such a broad scope. From soft ballads, to synth-pop, and everything in between, there’s something here everyone can dig into.
You can learn more about what went into the making of “Songs From Somewhere Else” at Aaron’s website, and you can give this musical gem a listen at the link below.