INTERVIEW: Aiden Myers

Hi Aiden, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hey! I’ve been great! Thanks so much for taking the time to talk to me!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Alone Tonight”?

Absolutely, I’d love to! First off, Alone Tonight is the first single off my upcoming EP and it’s also the first song that what was written and recorded for it, ironically. Alone Tonight to me, is the middle finger anthem to that person who broke your heart. It’s the journey of letting yourself like someone more than they like you which ends up getting you hurt.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

Oh, it definitely did. Without me ranting about it for hours, because I totally can… it’s a true story from a past relationship of mine where boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, girl uses boy for own personal rebound agenda,  girl then leaves boy cause boy cared too much for her. It was a lesson learned, to be honest. Aside from getting hurt, I kinda took it as a bit of karma cause I was that person to at one time, and I think feeling it from the other side made me take a good hard look at what I want out of a relationship down the road.

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

So incredible! I worked with an awesome team (Red Tip Productions) who really helped bring the visual to life. The girl who cameoed in the video was incredible at portraying all the emotion that I hopped the actual girl was feeling at the time of our relationship. Overall it depicts the story really well in a fun and captivating way.  (I also dance a little in it and not sure how people will take that, but hey, I guess time will tell right.)

The single comes off your new album Overthinking – what’s the story behind the title?

When all the songs were written and recorded I kinda sat down and was brainstorming name ideas and as I was going through all the songs, the one topic That came to mind through everyone of them, was just how much overthinking and overanalyzing I did during each of those actual experiences, as well as the creation process for the album. thinking is great but Overthinking can really put a dent on any process in life and I think it’s a word and idea anyone can relate to.

How was the recording and writing process?

It definitely had its ups and downs. I mean when your working on something so personal yet so public it’s hard not to question everything and try to achieve perfection. It definitely helped that I worked on the album with some amazing people who brought things out of me I didn’t know were there, and I really got to understand how to have patience and trust the process. Overall, it was the hardest thing I’ve had to do but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

What role does Toronto play in your music?

Toronto is the genesis of my career so the impact it’s had on me as a person is huge. This is where most of the big events in my life have happened and where I’ve had the most inspiration. It’s also where I’ve met all the amazing people who have helped me get to where I am now. The music scene here is amazing so you’re never short on opportunities here.

With the major reception your music has been getting – does that put any pressure on you as you work on a new material or rather the opposite?

“Overthinking” is my first full body of work so of course there’s going to be some pressure. The goal for this record is to hopefully connect to as many people as possible in hopes that it can help people heal. But at the same time, I’m an independent, and sometimes you can get lost in the sea of incredible talent out there so there’s always gonna be that pressure. But I always say the hardest worker in the room gets the pat on the back, so for me it’s work as hard as you can, put good energy out to the world and hopefully you’ll get something in return. I’ve been trying to live more on the “let it be way”… you can only control so much so why get hung up over it.  TRUST. THE. PROCESS.

What aspect of relationships and human emotions did you get to explore on this record?

It really makes me happy to say this record portrays everything from bliss to heartbreak to anxiety and depression. I think there’s something everyone can connect to on it.

Where else did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

Mostly from experiences I went through these past two years. Past relationships, my battle with anxiety and depression and sometimes just trying to take a look at myself from an outside perspective. one thing’s for sure, that anything I write about is from an experience that had to hit me really hard in the face.

Any plans to hit the road?

Oh there are definitely plans to do that! Playing live is really why I do all this. we don’t have the details quite yet but you’ll know the second we do!

What else is happening next in Aiden Myers’ world?

Other than getting a burrito after this interview, just staying focused on putting out the project and keeping myself healthy mentally and physically in the process!

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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