Singer-songwriter-artist/producer Aaron Fontwell debuts with his new single — “Crystal Coated”
The lavishly textured “Crystal Coated” blends a beat-heavy sound with gritty, guitar-driven alt-rock and embodies what Fontwell calls “Polaroid music.” In the past year, Fontwell began collecting vintage Polaroid pictures and turning the walls of his studio into an ever-growing mural that has inspired his music. Also a visual artist, Fontwell created the cover art for “Crystal Coated” from an image taken from his Polaroid collection.
“Crystal Coated” is the first track to be released from Fontwell’s upcoming EP, which is informed by his admiration of music from the past. “I’ve been trying to figure out what makes it feel so good,” he says. “Not just obvious things like the quality of the lyrics or vocals, but the way songs are arranged and mixed and engineered. I’m trying to tune into all those deeper elements and interpret them to make something new for today.”