Aaron Sibley has just released his second single ‘Falling Through’ from his upcoming EP ‘Holiday Love’, out on March 16. ‘Falling Through’ is a contemporary pop arrangement with classical components and folk influences, fusing Aaron’s warm vocal timbre and well-honed technique with cutting-edge production.
Recorded in various studio locations across London, including Aaron’s flat, the understated architecture of the song revolves around Aaron’s rich and soulful vocals. The a capella intro and outro feature interesting melismas and subtle harmonies with a female backing vocalist, it this delicacy that sets ‘Falling Through’ apart.
The song is a deliberation of relinquishing apprehension and submitting to inevitable change. The lyrics focus on the struggles that we can all identify with; a sense of not belonging, not fitting in. In Aaron’s case, this struggle was growing up gay in a predominantly heterosexual environment. Aaron says: “Everyone has gone through a sense of not belonging, which is why ‘Falling Through’ doesn’t just apply to the LGBT+ community, it’s a topic that most people can empathise with”.
The official music video explores the notion of feeling safe ‘inside your own void’, not wanting to leave your comfort zone to face reality. Shifting colours and striking angles hold the focus on Aaron’s performance. Watch here
Just 22-years-old, Aaron has made a mark on the London music scene already. In 2017, Aaron was a Pride’s Got Talent finalist, performing on the main stage of Pride in London in Trafalgar Square. His soul influenced acoustic music (think James Morrison, Tori Kelly, Bruno Major or OneRepublic) has been played across the UK and Europe. His 2018 song ‘Once upon a Time’ reached Moldova’s Eurovision National Finals.