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Aaron Abernathy – Dialogue
Friday, September 15th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Aaron Abernathy – Dialogue

Image: 1611582 Dialogue, the new album by Aaron Abernathy, sees the artist presenting
his side of the story in nine interwoven tracks. The album marks a
distinctly different conceptual approach, where the artist lays flat his
vulnerabilities as an American black man in 2017, discussing hot-button
issues of economics, segregation, and racial politics.
Dialogue was composed, produced, and arranged by Abernathy, and
creates a modern take of the classic soul sounds of the 1970s, with a nod
to the socially conscious themes found on albums such as Marvin Gaye’s
What’s Going On, Sly & The Family Stone’s There’s a Riot Goin On, or
Curtis Mayfield’s eponymous debut album. Nine songs are sequenced
and mixed to flow together seamlessly, and Abernathy’s skills as a
producer bring a consistency despite varied tempos and moods.
That same variation can be found in the topical lyricism: “Restrictions”
focuses on economic barriers that stifle the American dream in inner
cities, “Now A Days” touches on police brutality and gentrification, “Am
I Good Enough to Love?” challenges the emasculation of the working
class male, “Generation” cites the struggle for equal rights for the LGBT
community and Native Americans, and “Forecast” tells of how the artist’s
spirituality colors his outlook on life.
Abernathy exclusively handles lead vocals throughout the album, but
to add some extra context to the subject matter, he’s spliced in sound-
bite quotes from black cultural leaders dating from recent times back to
the early 1960s during the civil rights movement. One of the recordings
features his great uncle Ralph David Abernathy–the close friend and
associate of Martin Luther King, Jr.–showing that the artist is interested
not only in carrying forward the legacy of his musical heroes, but also the
cultural legacy of his own family.
Dialogue reveals the complex contradictions of a proud artist. A man
proud of his upbringing and heritage despite the adversities he faces
being black in America. A man proud of his country while still feeling
oppressed by it. A man proud of the faith that brings him endless
optimism, allowing him to endure the struggle of finding his place in a
society where every path moves uphill. An artist proud to reflect the times
by injecting social commentary into soul music in the 21st Century, to
carry the torch previously held by his greatest influences.

1. Daily Prayer
2. Children of the City
3. Restrictions
4. Generation
5. Am I Good Enough To Love?
6. Human Actions Matter
7. Now A Days
8. Forecast
9. The Villain in Me

• Dialogue was composed, produced, and arranged by Abernathy, and creates a modern take of the classic soul sounds of the 1970s
• One of the recordings features his great uncle Ralph David Abernathy – the close friend and associate of Martin Luther King, Jr
• Abernathy lays flat his vulnerabilities as an American black man in 2017, discussing hot-button issues of economics, segregation, and racial politics. Available from 27.10.2017

Aaron Abernathy – Monologue
Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Aaron Abernathy – Monologue

Image: 1606877 Monologue plays out like a novel, where the Abernathy’s expand
the perception of family over Ab’s expansion of the stripped down
Soul/R&B music we’re used to hearing. Whether he’s playing
piano, wurlitzer, synths, guitar, programming drums, live drums,
or arranging strings and horn lines, Ab’s mastery of musicianship
is on full display through Monologue’s array of colorful, complex
compositions, coupled with his rich, layered vocals.
The album opens with him honoring his parents on the whimsical,
Parliament-influenced selection “Son Of Larry,” followed by the
melodic up-tempo “Favorite Girl.” On both records, he praises his
father and mother and touches on their influence, words of wisdom
and bold love. On the groovy “Bachelorette,” where we’re introduced
to Ab’s pursuit of his high school love interest, the track gets an assist
from long-time collaborators and hip hop heavyweights Phonte and
Black Milk.
Ab displays his sultry edge on the Prince-inspired soul-pop records “I
See You” and “Pretty Kind,” which showcase his raw and playful vocal
lead. Doubt creeps in on the soulful mid-tempo “Play It Cool,” where
he questions if he should profess his love or take the approach of
the track’s title. The landmark moment in his story comes from the
wisdom in his father’s advice to be vulnerable, which leads us into
the brilliant composition and standout ballad “I Need To Know.” Ab
delivers his monologue on the title track, where he acknowledges his
mistakes and revels in his spirituality and newfound wisdom in love.
Monologue is a touching and refreshing album about family,
love, purpose and music. Ab has the ability to make listeners feel
connected, each song taking audiophiles on a trip back to their
childhood and the nostalgic feeling of young love. Whether you’re
a part of the Abernathy family or not, Ab opens the door for you to
come in and visit. After visiting for a little while, you too might find
your Monologue.

1. Son of Larry
2. Favorite Girl
3. Bachelorette (feat Phonte & Black Milk)
4. I See You
5. Pretty Kind
6. Kiss Me Again
7. Play it Cool
8. I Need to Know
9. When Reality Sets In (feat Zo!)
10. Ab is Gone Away (feat Nat Turner)
11. Monologue

• Album features Phonte, Black Milk, Zo!, and Nat Turner
• 14-city tour in EU in December 2016 opening for Black Milk,
following 14-city tour as opening act in April 2015.
• Abernathy has toured heavily as bandleader for Black
Milk and Nat Turner (250+ shows) throughout the US and
EU since 2010. Also previously acted as bandleader and
musical director for Slum Village (2007-2010) and performed
background vocals for Foreign Exchange (2011) Available from 13.01.2017

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