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Aerial East - Try Harder [Limited Gold Color Vinyl Record]

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Warm and wistful, unvarnished and intimate, Aerial East makes anthems for sitting in our own groundlessness and finding a specific peace within it. Her new album Try Harder, draws from East's teenage years in suburban Texas, resulting in a beautiful ode to those of us who feel like our edges are rough, that perhaps we don't always quite fit in. Through deceptively simple lyrics and a conspicuous absence of percussion, Try Harder is a tight yet eclectic collection of songs, both sonically and emotionally. East dives into what she has known - adolescence, heartbreak, coming into a new social consciousness, and managing a perpetual feeling of unanchored-ness – in the hopes to tell stories we don't hear often. 

On album highlight "Katharine," East offers a touching reflection on a once meaningful friendship now long faded. The string-laden "The Things We Build" is simultaneously weightless and profound, as East struggles to find a sense of belonging and ownership in both a relationship and life in general. Elsewhere, acclaimed Brooklyn-via-Norway singer 
Okay Kaya lends guest vocals to the delicate and cutting "Jonas Said." East visualized Try Harder as feeling like the desert at night, explaining: "I wanted it to be healing and calm, something you can listen to even if the world is ending. Western, but quiet and intimate. I wanted it to have gravity but didn't want it to be heavy."

  1. Try Harder
  2. The Things We Build
  3. Katharine
  4. Doin Somethin
  5. I Love Dick
  6. San Angelo
  7. Blue
  8. Angry Man
  9. Ryan
  10. Jonas Said
  11. Brennen
  12. Be Leavin