I’ve been a fan of Aaron ever since I heard Heaven’s Basement. I could tell he wasn’t just an amazing singer but had a great mind for the business. I was a little heartbroken when they broke up because I loved that band but I understood completely why Aaron decided to leave. Any artist simply wants the freedom to do what they love. I’ve continued to follow Aaron’s career because he is one of my favorite musicians. He then formed a new band with Laurie Buchanan (his sister), Tom McCarthy, Chris Guyatt, and Kev Hickman.
They released their first single ‘All The Things You’ve Said And Done’ via Youtube and it was phenomenal. Today their new album ‘The Man With Stars On His Knees’ was released and after listening to it my mind was blown. It’s hard to put into words how amazing this album is. It flows so well and it was incredibly thought out. You can see how hard they worked on this album. They brought back the old style of rock n roll but also put their own spin on things. Making it one of the most unique and refreshing rock albums I’ve heard in many years.
For example, the song ‘Morals?’ off this album seems like it is heavily inspired by Queen. I used to love Queen growing up and I remember the first time hearing Bohemian Rhapsody in a Wayne’s World movie. Ever since then Rock N Roll became my language. Also, a nice touch by this band is they’ve not only uploaded all the songs on Youtube for free but included the lyrics to pop up on screen. Which a lot more musicians are starting to do and that’s a smart move. Lyrics are some of the most important things in what makes music touch our souls. It always made me sad when I would buy an album and the lyrics weren’t included in it.
‘The Man With Stars On His Knees’ takes you on a rollercoaster of different styles of rock without taking away the flow of the album. The instruments are exactly perfect the entire album. They know how to make the vocals more meaningful. There is no wasted moment by the band. It makes you feel things. That’s what music is supposed to do. Every song is supposed to mean something. The lyrics on this album are poetic and tell many great stories.
I highly recommend buying the album RIGHT NOW if you love rock n roll by clicking here http://www.wearecultclassics.com and follow Aaron Buchanan and The Cult Classics on social media