AW

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AW

Ever since the release of AW’s debut album Was Right All Along in 2009, their world has been on fire. The album gained immediate notoriety with major media spotlighting AW’s use of the then brand new concept of crowdfunding. They went on to release the critically-acclaimed follow up Say What You Mean (2013), plus a handful of EPs throughout the years, including their latest release Remember When (2014). The New York Times calls AW “strong and impressively tart” while Paste Magazine declares their music “expertly displays the urgency and emotion that can really only be captured by a young artist bent on being earnest and open with (their) audience.”

That air of relatability wafts throughout all the songs on New Love, AW’s new record. It was inspired by AW’s recent move to Los Angeles and, wait for it… a new love. The change in geographic scenery can be heard in “Golden Coast,” which was co-written with fellow folk-rocker Jenny Owen Youngs, and tackles the trepidation that often comes with making a major life change that’s necessary but nerve wrecking nevertheless. Then there’s “Back To Me,” which is the kind of hopeful pop song with upbeat melodies but heartbreaking lyrics about the one who got away and, sadly, isn’t ever coming back. Most striking is the album’s anthem and standout single, “Who We Are,” a complicated and cognizant ode to equality and acceptance that’s just begging for you to sing along.

Releases

AW New Love

The Sound
Who We Are
Counting Down
Golden Coast
Back To Me
Good Way
Out Of This Alive
Over You
Motorbike
New Love
The Same

AW Remember When

Remember When
Giving Up
The Fall
Call Your Girlfriend (Robyn Cover)
Take You Back

AW Say What You Mean

Making It Up
One Way Love
Nothing Left
I Was An Island
How To Be Alone
Wait For Me
Don't Go
Hole In Your Heart
Say What You Mean
I'll Be Okay

AW The Teenage Years

When We Get There
I Had To Do It
Stay Right Now
Oh Yeah See
I Don't Wanna Be Here
Here Comes Morning
Boston (ft. Chris Mansfield of Fences)
The Disappearing Act
Here's The Plan
I'm Ready
December
What I Need

AW …Was Right All Along

I Was An Island
Fingers Crossed
From You To Me
July 25, 2007
You + Me + Alcohol
Try To Understand
Why Bother
Yer Going Down
Ghost Stories
Let's Leave

AW & The Way She Likes It

I'm Ready
I Don't Want To Be Here
The End
Let Me Go
The Disappearing Act
Daybreak