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Aaron Taos – Voodoo

Aaron Taos is back with his new jam “Voodoo”. Starting strong with a minimal guitar line & Aaron’s killer vocals, this song immediately dives into the strange magic of falling for someone new.

The writing is tight; clever & controlled with incredibly catchy hooks in the chorus.

Likewise, the production builds gradually in the verses resulting in an explosive groove that will get any listener jamming along.

There are hidden sound design elements in the production and awesome vocal ad-libs that reward close listening & highlight the skillful collaboration between Aaron Taos & Lazz Principato that created this song.

There’s video for this track that will be coming soon, so look out, because Aaron Taos is clearly an artist worth keeping an eye on!

In his words:
Voodoo” is about the supernatural power a new lover has over you. I originally produced the instrumentation of “Voodoo” almost two years ago. I knew I had something special with the guitar loop, but just couldn’t find the right inspiration for vocal melodies/lyrics over it. I would keep coming back to the session every couple months to give it another shot, but just couldn’t nail the song… it was really frustrating actually cuz I loved the beat so much.

Earlier this year I was introduced to a very talented NYC writer named Larzz Principato who co-wrote Halsey’s “New Americana” and Dua Lipa’s “IDGAF” among other tracks I dig. I knew if anybody could unlock this song he could. During our first session together I showed him this instrumental and immediately we clicked on it. After a couple of hours we finished the concept/vocal tracking and then I sent to my mixers TON who added additional production and got it sounding great.

The way this record came together is unusual for me because normally if a song isn’t clicking within the first couple hours of toying with it, I kind of give it up on it. I’m very into that initial vibe and running with it if it feels good – I don’t like to force it. This is the first instance where I’ve let a track breath for so long and it ended up working when I finally got some extra help. I’m so glad it didn’t go to waste.” – Aaron Taos

Nathan Irving
Nathan Irving (aka Nate Flaks) is a writer for WFNM & 1/2 of the electronic indie-pop duo Sleeping Lion.