Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties Announce New EP, Bittersweet
Almost two years ago in July 2014, frontman Dan “Soupy” Campbell of The Wonder Years released We Don’t Have Each Other, an emotional full-length album under his side project Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties. Campbell, in February, announced the newest addition to Aaron West’s story: an EP titled Bittersweet, due out May 20 via Hopeless Records. The project started out as a way for Campbell to practice his writing. He made up a story about a fictional character named Aaron West who lived in New York, got married young and watched his marriage fall apart almost immediately, and this story creates the emotional rollercoaster that develops from song to song on We Don’t Have Each Other. It’s an album you can easily listen to straight through, again and again.
On March 25, the new EP’s first single, “67, Cherry Red” was released:
The song features the same emotion and raw energy that made We Don’t Have Each Other so lovable. Aaron is down south where he left off at the end of WDHEO; he’s broke and desperate and needs to come up with some money to afford a bus ticket back home. He decides to put an ad in the paper to sell his deceased father’s old Mustang (hence, the song title) to scrape together enough money to get back home. It’s a sad but really beautiful song.
According to Campbell, “This EP serves as a bridge to future full lengths. The songs place a period at the end of We Don’t Have Each Other and open up a new chapter for Aaron to start rebuilding.” The EP was produced by Ace Enders of The Early November. Image via staticflickr.com.