Monday, April 25, 2016

Interview with ALEKO

Aleko is an American Singer-Songwriter from southern New Jersey. Debut EP entitled Amity released on October 2, 2015.

Singer-Songwriter ALEKO puts himself on the musical map with his highly anticipated debut EP titled Amity. For fans of City & Colour, Bon Iver and Hozier, Aleko is right up your alley. Hailing from southern New Jersey Aleko provides soothing instrumentation and a modulated singing style which connects with listeners on a personal level.

Picking up the guitar at the age of 8, Aleko found his musical niche early in life. His intense interest in music had driven him to construct melodies and chords on the piano, and dabble in other instruments such as the mandolin and ukulele; even trying his hand at Opera. “I don’t want anything to ever sound forced. I’ve found that bringing a soulful sound out of my music is by simply letting it happen rather than ‘attempting’,” says Aleko.

Influenced by modern classics such as Justin Timberlake, John Legend, Dallas Green and John Mayer among others, Aleko hones his musical skills to create a unique musical experience. His inspiration comes from various different aspects of his life; whether it is the heat of the moment or the reaction to a situation, his music adapts. Aleko brings his insight to the world, without missing a beat.
There have been many turning points in his life that influenced his writing – heartbreak, love, joy, even despair – but Aleko finds a way to express himself through playing music like no other.

Throughout the songs on Amity, Aleko truly brings a heartfelt sound. Standout tracks such as "Why Am I" and "Hold On Me," help bring the album to life, while showcasing Aleko's skills not only as a performer, but as a songwriter as well. His music will leave you with goosebumps, and give you a reason to crave more.

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