Samuel Aaron


There’s a delicate intimacy that Samuel Aaron brings to the Chicago indie music scene. The Portland-born artist is difficult to categorize, as he weaves between singer-songwriter and producer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist. His soulful, vulnerable music sits somewhere between folk and alt rock, and continues to evolve with every release. In his recorded music, he lands at the crux of new and old, synthesizing his core influences with innovative sound design and production techniques. 
 Aaron had his first official release in late 2020 with his first EP entitled “ALL I AM IS ALL I HEAR,” exploring themes of nostalgia and wanderlust through a minimalist bedroom-pop lens. The road to his next project, the critically acclaimed “Versions of Love Songs,” began in 2021 with the release of singles “Anything Left” and “Keep Me Around,” and their accompanying music videos, before the EP was released in full on October 14, 2022. 
 “Versions of Love Songs” was listed as one of the best Chicago projects of 2022 by local publications Lyrical Lemonade and These Days, who called the project “truly homegrown, encapsulating Aaron’s raw approach to creating art and sharing it with others.” Second Street referred to the ambitious EP as “a chill listen, but not without depth; a romantic album, but not without pain”. 
 ~ Justin Corp