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Aidan Ripley - Single Review: Let Us Bloom

24 Nov 2021 // A review by Darryl Baser

Teenage singer-songwriter Aidan Ripley released his new single Let Us Bloom on all platforms October 2021.

The song is a stripped back acoustic guitar song which sounds like a solo love ballad, until Ripley’s partner Caspian Wilder adds her voice. Both Ripley and Wilder sound like they’ve had a solid musical education, including vocal training.

Ripley recorded Let Us Bloom with his partner, who is known by her stage name Caspian Wilder. She produced the original track and added her own backup vocals to the chorus. It was then sent to Kog studios where it was mastered by Chris Chetland for release.

In the press releases he says he’s "excited to share a positive song in trying times".

Let Us Bloom was recorded as it was written - being a pure track that focuses on its romantic lyrics and beautiful guitar chords.

Ripley is a pretty decent writer, hell of a singer, and along with his partner, is a pretty tidy arranger. He’s way ahead of his teenage years.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )

About Aidan Ripley

Aidan Ripley is an alternative/indie teenage songwriter from Auckland New Zealand. He has been surrounded by New Zealand alternative subcultures his whole life- introduced to music scenes at an early age through his parents who ran an alternative music magazine named 'Nocturne'. These experiences led him to gain a passion for performance and song writing. Now at age 18, Ripley composes and performs constantly- expressing himself through many genres and styles.

Influenced by a multitude of artists including David Bowie, Radiohead, Tame Impala, Gorillaz, Björk, and Beck, Ripley constantly explores different sounds within his music. His main goal is to strike his audience with an unforgettable experience- taking his listeners with him down a rabbit hole of escapism, hyper-emotion, and social analysis. Ripley is fascinated by the human experience, and journeys through all pieces of our living puzzle.

Ripley can be found playing in many settings such as bars, underground venues, libraries, markets, festivals, fundraisers, parties etc. With each show- Ripley adapts, moving from blasting rock shows to more intimate acoustic performances. What matters most is that he always gives his all to his fans- sometimes extending his small solo shows to three-hour long concerts.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Aidan Ripley


Alien Freak
Year: 2019
Type: Album

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