LEE AARON – “Radio On!”
Artist: Lee Aaron Title: Radio On! Catalog #: MV0278 Format: CD Digi / Limited Vinyl / Streetdate: 23.07.2021 Genre: Rock / Classic Rock / Label: Metalville / Distribution: P.I.A.S.
Multi-platinum, award winning, Canadian vocalist Lee Aaron is back with Radio On!, a collection of 12 brand new originals that invite you to tune into the heartbeat of your personal radio dial, and hear the best of what this rock ‘n’ roll legend has to offer.
The songs for Radio On! were written in one weekend. “I had this crazy idea, that if we locked ourselves in a room for a couple days and the only agenda was to have FUN and tap into the influences that inspired us as teenagers, it would be interesting to see what happened. I think we even surprised ourselves!” The tight musical bond that has been growing since 2016’s critically acclaimed Fire and Gasoline took a giant leap forward as Lee and her band (drummer John Cody, bassist Dave Reimer, and guitarist Sean Kelly)’s lost weekend of garage-band-style song writing was so successful it resulted in an entire album.
Recorded live off the floor in Vancouver at Afterlife Studios (formerly Mushroom Studios) in mid-March of 2020, Radio On! was completed (due to Covid-19) in the band’s home studios across the country.
Like the FM stations that once ruled the airwaves, Radio On! is full of classic, melodic rock hooks, nasty guitar riffs, big harmonies and inspired song writing. Themes explored on the album include: mortality (“Radio On” “Twenty One”), materialism (“Devil’s Gold”), empowerment (“Vampin’”) addiction (“Wasted”) Love (“Cmon” “Had Me At Hello”) and society (“Soul Breaker”“Russian Doll”).“Soul Breaker is about a bad dude, not any one person in particular, more of the idea that most leaders start out with good intentions and get corrupted by a greed-driven system along the way. Then again, it could also be about a situation where you’ve felt completely betrayed by someone. I try to write in a way that leaves a song open to interpretation.”
Aaron delivers these messages with memorable, soaring melodies and her extraordinary, versatile voice that has remained powerful and consistent throughout her career.
Produced by Aaron (like her previous 6 studio albums) and mixed by world class engineer and mixer Mike Fraser (AC/DC/Aerosmith/Van Halen), Radio On! stands out as Lee Aaron’s best sounding album to date… potent, pure, and exciting.Mike and I knew of each other, and had always wanted to work together; the timing was perfect this time around. He’s got incredible ears and we were looking for those huge, organic guitar tones and powerful but unaffected vocal sounds he gets. He really ‘got it’ and captured the real soul of the Lee Aaron sound.” Lee Aaron is excited about her continuing partnership with Germany’s Metalville Records, who will distribute Radio On! via Rough Trade (Europe) and AMPED (North America).
Like your favorite radio DJ coming over the air waves on a hot summer night, Lee Aaron invites you to set your dial for a genuine rock ‘n’ roll listening experience…12 tracks of commercial free, uninterrupted, melodic rock at its BEST!
- Soul Breaker
- Mama Don’t Remember
- Radio On
- Soho Crawl
- Devil’s Gold
- Russian Doll
- Great Big Love
- Had Me at Hello
- Twenty On
Lee Aaron – lead vocals
Sean Kelly – guitars
Dave Reimer – bass
John Cody – drums