Monday, April 25th, 2016
Artist: Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties
Track: “Green Like the G Train, Green Like Sea Foam”
We’re still nearly a month away from the official release of Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties’ Bittersweet, and yet we’ve already received an adrenaline boost with the passionate bookends of the three-song EP. Not unlike the previously released ’67 Cherry Red’, The Wonder Years’ frontman unleashes his inner turmoil over flamboyant horns and subtle folk influences on ‘Green Like the G Train, Green Like Sea Foam.’ It’s a song rich with emotion and imagery as Dan Campbell reveals his more poetic side with a sense of conviction – On a calendar long enough, all my grief starts to decay / Staring off at the skyline over shorebreak, and remembering that this same ocean almost killed me. For a fictional character, Aaron West feels more like a personal outlet for Dan Campbell’s passions, doubts, and struggles. The colorful visuals throughout the latest single hint at much more than lyrical storytelling, feeling more like raw and poignant reflections drawn from real experience. With his delivery as abrasive but refined as ever, Campbell holds nothing back as he brings his lyricism to life with a vibrant energy. Fictional character or not, the latest chapter in Aaron West’s story feels compellingly genuine, and it’s hard not to feel a sense of connection with the song’s vivid and relatable lyrics.
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