“I feel like I do the best under pressure when things are bad,” states The Almost frontman, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Aaron Gillespie. “I need pressure and chaos to push me to be the best me. People want peace, but I don’t strive in peace.”In order to record The Almost’s Fearless Records debut, Fear Caller, Aaron went to one of the most unpredictable and unstable ecosystems possible: the desert. The desert harbors countless ghosts, innumerable stories, and endless secrets. Various philosophies, texts, and religions point to it as the very source of creation.He fulfilled this urge after a period of dormancy for The Almost. In between his duties as vocalist and drummer for gold-certified three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated juggernaut Underoath, Aaron introduced The Almost on 2007’s seminal Southern Weather. The group shared the stage with everyone from Faith No More and Jane’s Addiction to A Day To Remember over the years. In between The Almost and Underoath records, he also spent two years touring behind the kit for Paramore.This time around, storytelling took center stage. The songcraft fulfills the potential he always exhibited at a now classic level. Inspired by Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Brand New, and Dawes, he delivers the masterpiece he was always meant to make, achieving an artist breakthrough on par with those aforementioned influences by diving into the process like never before.
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