Falling, searching, and waiting for love to return, Aerion Jackson collides with her heart and chases a past connection, even though it seems a chance for reconciliation is blowing away in the wind on her lively uptempo release, Empty Spaces.
Aerion Jackson serves up soulfully sweet R'N'B tones that equalise the funky-filled instrumental radiating a hint of jazz with the springy piano elements. Empty Spaces teleports listeners down to buzzing Beale Street on a summery Friday afternoon.
She questions her need to chase while displaying an awareness of reality that is shortly blinded by her heart space amongst the empty space. It's a tug and pull of the sobering past let down versus a naive narrative that relishes in a fantasy for the future. There is no anchor in this gem, only fan-favourite relatability!
"The saying goes, 'Where words fail, music speaks'. I wrote Empty Spaces to express my feelings and find closure in a failing relationship. We can all relate to falling in love, trying to make a relationship work, then searching and waiting for the love that was lost to return. We can all relate to having a million reasons to leave a bad relationship but not knowing why we decide to stick around. While we’ve all heard a ballad on this subject, I wanted to bring an upbeat R&B spin that will have listeners dancing instead of crying over heartbreak." Aerion Jackson
In this case, if you feel like crying over the heartbreak, at least make it worthwhile and cry on the dance floor.
Producer Brian Nathan delivers a multifaceted sound, experimenting with numerous sounds of r&b, pop, jazz, and soul and blending them into one on Empty Spaces.
"The writing process started after listening to Runnin' by Pharcyde and Fallen by Mya; both sampled Stan Getz and Luiz Bonfá's Saudade Vem Correndo. As a singer who is rooted in jazz, it was important that the melody of the song include these elements. I teamed up with Aerion Jackson to help bring her lyrics to life. Along with the music production, I helped with vocal production; as with any R&B song, heavy background vocals complete the sound." - Brian Nathan
With summer around the corner for the Northern Hemisphere, Aerion Jackson has a handful of songs ready for release for this period. If you want more, don't miss a beat with Aerion Jackson's releases. Tune in to our rotation, follow us on social media, and keep Empty Spaces in your queue!