by Daniel Warren Hill
Fans of my own music will appreciate how much I truly love the use of homonyms, double entendres, puns, and other plays on words when conveying thoughts and ideas. It’s an effective tool, especially in music when a songwriter is trying to convey a thought or idea from more than one perspective. Wammie award-winning jazz vocalist and songwriter Aaron Myers’ latest single “Pride” implements this idea to its fullest potential through self-affirmation as well as recognition of contributions by friends, family, and community. Listeners will want to take the time to acknowledge their own accomplishments as well as their lion-like support systems to the rhythm and feel of Myers’ invigorating upbeat reminder of all he has overcome while showing his appreciation for all that could not or cannot be overcome on one’s own. “Pride” is the third single from Myers’ forthcoming album, The Pride Album, available on all major platforms on April 30.
Daniel Warren Hill is an American musician, writer, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the frontman for Washington DC area Alternative Rock band YellowTieGuy, as co-founder of Capitol Groove Collective, and increasing the exposure of artists on a global scale through his work with Alchemical Records.
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