The Heartfelt Rock Of AJ Steel
The latest from AJ Steel brings on the pop rock with punk undertones and that alternative edge that twists into memorable melodies and creates a tasteful atmosphere for a song that tells a story.
"Hideaway" is cinematic and has a certain energy behind it that brings a powerful tonality as lyrics paint vivid pictures and vocals are passionately performed.
Guitars drive the song and give the song its infectious progression as additional guitar lines float throughout the songs ether and add an ambience to everything.
The song brings to mind bands like Muse and Radiohead at times and boasts some wonderful lead guitar work along with a massive soundscape that feels vast and open.
You find yourself engulfed in the song's feel and warmth and there is a subtle allure to the way vocals are sung that makes you feel like the song is meant for you which is pretty personal and a very nice touch.
AJ Steel is known for releasing a song a week and in doing so he has really been pushing the envelope in terms of evolving his songwriting style and fusing sounds together to build something a little different each time.
There is a consistency in the songs also that give the artist a sort of staple feel for himself and part of that sound is a cinematic overtone.
These are songs that all have an emotional backbone and thrive off of telling those emotions through the song each time.
They come off personal and one on one and for the most part, they are very relatable and real.
This is part of why AJ Steel is so addictive to listen to.
The songs come from real places and all have so much heart is infectious.
The best thing to do is start off with "Hideaway" and go back through his library of singles.
If you love one song, you're bound to love plenty more from the artist.