Let’s go to New York City and see if the indie folk scene has its newcomers, and if those ones deserve a listen. Well, as usual, I found one which may fulfill your heart and your starvation for good music.
Adam Aronson is one of these guys you never heard of, just because he is new to the industry, but whom you at once put into your catalogue… And in your indie new songs’ playlist! Because he is good, he has a very personal atmosphere to share, and he knows how to make his music penetrate deeply into your emotional deep layers.
His new song, released today, has a melody that seem to come directly from the 70’s, with some sounds stemming from the 80’s, for a final perfectly modern product making a place for itself in the 2020s’ indie folk landscape. “Door Into Heaven” is a song about resilience. Adam says it relates “to the triumphant feelings that come with finding reliance in the face of adversity.” And man, it does the job!
Accompanied by Nik Chinboukas on bass and Matt Zebrowski on drums, Adam gives a nice performance with a soulful voice that has a fresh aerial style and communicates well the enthusiasm he tries to find into more melancholic feelings. I know it looks like a dichotomic statement, But Adam’s challenge seems to be to fix life by overcoming tough feelings with your own personal energy and positiveness. And that is what he transmits: it’s possible, it’s nice, it’s life, it’s beautiful, and to hell with the hell.
And he does that with a style that has reminiscence of some of the best songwriters of all times. Jefferson Airplane, Lou Reed, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, are some of the names that crossed my mind when I heard the song for the first time.
Now if you are around NYC in September or October, Adam will be performing there, and you should find where and get there for a night. Meanwhile, here is his last song, “Door Into Heaven”:
And if you choose to follow Adam on his socials, here it is:
You can also find his song on the New Indie Folk – O’Sullivan’s Choice playlist: