I’m really excited to share this Aaron Embry track. After consuming mass quantities of music over the years, it’s easy to ignore solo artists with just a first and last name. Although it’s counter to our purpose as music evangelists, I’m totally guilty of judging the solo artist with a knee-jerk, cynical reaction – “Probably just another singer/songwriter.”
Aaron Embry is not your average singer/songwriter, putzing around with an acoustic guitar, mediocre songs and a passable voice. He has spent the past three years as the pianist in Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and he’s toured with Elliott Smith, Daniel Lanois and Willie Nelson. He started recording a solo album called Tiny Prayers in April and it’s set to release this fall.
“Moon Of The Daylit Sky” is the first single and it stopped me in my tracks. It starts off like Mark Olson (The Jayhawks) covering a Willie Nelson song and then grows into something magical – and unique to Embry. His voice has incredible tone and depth and as a songwriter he is equally adept at crafting captivating lyrics and composing beautiful arrangements. Stream or download the track below. This song is an addiction.