Five Questions With Aaron Allen

London, ON-based country artist, Aaron Allen has unveiled his new single, “Where Music Comes From”.  The single was produced by Multi Award-winning producer Jeff Dalziel and has over 40,000 streams already on Apple Music and Spotify.

Check out the lyric video for the single below, and find out more about Aaron in our newest segment of Five Questions With.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

I was born in Chatham but I’ve been in London, Ontario Canada for close to 20 years. I may seem like a fresh face to the mainstream country music scene but by no means am I a stranger to the craft. Prior to my latest single, I’ve released nine records and played a countless number of shows across North America for the last 15 years. With the radio success of the track Slow along with the rave reviews from our 2018 record Judgment Day, I felt it time to make a move into the top tear of today’s Country Music genre. In the fall of 2018, I graciously joined forces with CCMA and CMAO award-winning producer Jeff Diesel Dalziel. With Jeff’s experience and extensive track record, we are creating music that will no doubt have the country community asking “Who is Aaron Allen”?

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style

Although the music is mainstream it does have a different feel to it. The single “Where Music Comes From“ is a slow groove that has a Kane Brown quality off the hop and then hits you with a chorus with a great Eric Church vibe to it. As for writing style, I try to keep it honest. I believe as long as that is your main objective the listener will feel it. I’m not trying to create a song I think they want to hear. I’m writing something from my heart that I really dig and I just hope that the people listening feel the same way.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

I love playing live and we just have a lot of fun with it. I like interacting with the crowd on a personal level and bringing them into the show whenever possible. My previous records were a little more on the traditional side so you will hear a few shuffles and some great rocking guitar solos. We are looking at a busy summer there are some shows posted @ with more to be added soon.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

One hundred percent it would be “Where Music Comes From”. I personally believe this is the best song in my catalogue to date. We had a great team on this track and it shows. Jeff “Diesel“ Dalziel produced this and he is incredibly talented at his craft. Jeff’s perspective on music is unlike any I’ve seen. He has an amazing way of finding that special quality in a song or an artist that most may overlook. Being able to see music the way he does brought it up to the next level for me. That was the icing on the cake here. As well, Jimmy Thow from Sons of Daughters co-wrote this with me. Jimmy is just an unbelievably talented writer and I’m truly grateful that I got to sit in a room and watch him in his element. Then you add Pete Lesparance on guitar, Brendan Waters on keys, Mitch Jay on pedal steel and Brandi Sidoryk on vocals and you’re really cooking. With a team like that, I’m one lucky man.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

This one’s easy. My favourite Canadian artist is Neil Young, no question. I always say if you want to learn how to write a good song listen to great music. Neil’s been there to teach me how to write songs for over 20 years. He is a great example of how honest music will always stand the test of time. Although I’ve never met the man I feel like I owe him a beer and a thank you for all he’s done for me.

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