Daily Discovery: Aaron Krause, “Honey Fire”

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ARTIST:  Aaron Krause

SONG: “Honey, Fire

BIRTHDATE: June 30, 1991

HOMETOWN: St Louis, MO

CURRENT LOCATION: Nashville, TN

AMBITIONS: I always joke (with serious undertones) that music is the only thing I’m good at, so I’ve kind of put all my eggs in one basket.  My dream is to make music that brings life to others

TURN-OFFS: tastelessness

TURN-ONS: Nathan Spicer

DREAM GIG: I grew up seeing shows at The Pageant in St Louis.  Its only a medium sized rock club, but I think deep down playing there is how i define success haha.

FAVORITE LYRIC: “the shadow proves the sunshine…”

CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW:  I can’t decide.  All of my friends have a little bit of CRAZY

SONG I WISH I WROTE: “The Zone” by The Weeknd

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH:  Jon Foreman, Chris Martin, CS Lewis, Spike Jonze, Jonsi

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: I was a huge Underoath fan, and i believe that they’re pretty largely misunderstood.  Haha usually when I bring them up in conversation people look at me like I’m crazy.  But all that to say, seeing their farewell show in Atlanta last year was so memorable.  ……Also Sigur Ros

I WROTE THIS SONG:  Writing this song actually built the foundational theme for the rest of my upcoming record.  I had been struggling to remember why it is that I make music in the first place.  Time can be like a fire, destroying and confusing what you once saw so clearly.  Finally i heard someone talk about “holding on to love” and that thought echoed in my heart.  Through all the fire, is there a love i can hold on to?  Is there a love even worth holding on to?  My jaded and cynical heart began to soften.  So this is a song about holding on to beauty, holding on to yourself, and holding on to love.

 

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