Last week, Boston, MA’s Alternative/Hip Hop duo, Aer released their new 12 track self-titled album. It’s their second full length release & I asked the group if we could share my personal favorite track off the new album with the song “I’m Not Sorry”. To my delight, they agreed, for this week only! Grab the song on the homepage & read more here…
You can download Aer latest song “I’m Not Sorry”, for FREE on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday February 1st, 2014.
Aer – “I’m Not Sorry”
“I’m Not Sorry” Background:
As mentioned in The Pier’s 2014 Most Anticipated Albums article, Aer released their new self-titled album on January 21st, via their own Aer, LLC label. Aer began working on their 12 track, sophomore effort in late 2012. Vocalist David von Mering began working on the instrumentation last November and the pair settled in to record the music in February of 2013. The musicians worked primarily in their homes in Boston and spent 10 days working in a rented house in Los Angeles over the summer, all with David at the production helm.
“We’re taken as a very fun, light, airy, bright band,” Carter says. “But we wanted to show our versatility and stray away from that a little bit with this new album. And we did that – it’s darker, more hip-hop and rawer. It’s definitely got a darker sound to it.”
“We wanted to make something that had a little more mystery to it and a little bit more depth,” David adds. “We felt that our next album should have the full spectrum sound and subject matter.”
“We see this album as our first very complete project where we’re 100 percent on the same page,” Carter says. “To us, it’s a statement and we want to keep that as simple as possible so we decided to self-title it. We just want to keep it very focused on the name and not dilute it too much when we’re confident about what we have.”
When it came to the FREE MP3 Leak track, “I’m Not Sorry,”, needless to say, it’s about a girl, a raw rap number, and it’s what David calls a “good fuck you song” as he explains: “…I’m Not Sorry is the epitome of reaching that point of no return with a certain someone. After putting in countless hours of work and dedication to someone, only to have it not be repaid, the only thing you can say is, ‘I’m Not Sorry.’ It represents that giant “fuck you” to any situation with someone that just didn’t end up as planned. Nothing can be done, but regardless there’s a bunch of anger and unhappiness we needed to portray with the song.”
The duo of Aer, David von Mering and Carter Schultz formed Aer in 2010 in Wayland, MA, combining rap, reggae, pop and indie rock aesthetics to create their own brand of music. The duo’s first two mixtapes, Water On The Moon and The Reach, were released in 2010 and 2011, and Aer unveiled their debut EP What You Need in late 2011. The EP landed at No. 1 on the iTunes Hip-Hop chart. The Bright Side, followed in July of 2012, earning the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Albums chart and working its way into the Billboard’s Top 200. Music from the album has appeared on the NFL Network, an Etnies advertisement featuring Ryan Scheckler and three episodes of MTV’s The Real World.
The musicians also considered their live performance while creating the new songs. Aer has performed around North America and Europe with artists like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Slightly Stoopid, Action Bronson, Iggy Azalea, ASAP Rocky and Hoodie Allen, and cultivated a dynamic live show that augments their recorded tracks.
The band will tour extensively on Aer, and will embark on a headlining tour in early 2014 surrounding the album’s release. Ultimately their goal is to create interesting, well-crafted songs that they can share with as many people as possible.
“I just want to be able to play really great shows and really celebrate with people,” David says. “At every show I see as a celebration of life in general. I want our fans to know us as their friends. Know the good and bad sides of us and know that we’re real people. And when we have a concert they get to enjoy that aspect of it. For me, with bands that I’m a fan of, I geek out and want to know everything about them. I want our fans to feel the same way.”
You can catch Aer on their winter National tour as they share the road with RDGLDGRN. Check the dates below & pick up your tickets!
Huge thanks again to Aer for allowing us to share their new song “I’m Not Sorry” to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for free and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!
Article By: Mike Patti
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