POP/R&B SENSATION AJ MITCHELL RELEASES DEBUT SINGLES “GIRLS” AND “HIGH LIKE YOU”
NEW TRACKS ARE FROM FORTHCOMING EPIC RECORDS DEBUT EP HOPEFUL
AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE JULY 20
17-YEAR-OLD SINGER/SONGWRITER TO PERFORM DEBUT RELEASE SHOW AT El REY THEATRE JULY 25
(June 29, 2018 — Los Angeles, CA) — Newly signed Epic Records’ singer/songwriter AJ Mitchell makes his major label debut with two new songs released today, “Girls” and “High Like You.” Both tracks are featured on AJ’s forthcoming Epic Records debut EP, Hopeful, scheduled for release on July 20! Get “Girls” HERE and “High Like You” HERE!
The infectious “Girls” sweeps you up in its booming undertow of 80s-evoking synths and up-to-the-minute bounce, propelled by Mitchell’s flirtatious crescendos of pop/R&B swag. Of the percolating “Girls,” AJ says, “I want people to dance and be able to relate to my music. Girls give me a lot to write about,” he jokes. The island swoon of “High Like You” serves as the perfect counterpart to AJ’s dual launch, the 17-year-old tendering a hypnotic vocal that pulls the listener into the song’s soothing rhythms. With an upcoming video in the works for “Girls,” AJ’s calendar is filled with promotional events leading up to the July 20 EP release, with a special performance slated for Arthur Ashe’s Kids Day on August 25 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in flushing, NY. AJ will also be celebrating the release of his Hopeful EP with an official LA showcase performance at the El Rey Theatre on July 25.
Hailing from Bellville, Illinois, he gravitated towards music at an early age, sharing his talent on social media with acclaimed short form videos and cover versions. He initially posted videos to get feedback “from other people than my parents,” he says, but at thirteen his following blossomed. He moved to Los Angeles, CA, in 2016 to pursue a music career full-time, releasing the self-penned, bittersweet single “Used To Be” in 2017. Other songs followed, “Somebody,” and “Mind,” showcasing his multifaceted range and silky vocal style all his own. Epic Records signed AJ to a recording contract to kick off 2018, a dream come true. With over 35 million streams under his belt, and heady live notches already on his resume like sold out performances at both the legendary Roxy in Los Angeles where Prince once performed (one of the first artists his parents every played for him) and at Webster Hall in New York, AJ is ready for even bigger heights. He views the aptly titled Hopeful EP as a reflection of the determination it’s taken to get this far, and the generational optimism he feels along with his peers about the future. “I guess being Hopeful has kind of been an idea in my whole journey in music so far,” he says. “I started to notice my friends are all pursuing dreams; acting, singing, dancing, politics, doing stuff on social media. Kids are having a voice and people are paying attention. And well…I think it started as hoping people would be into the covers I was posting. Then I was Hopeful that people would like my music, come see me play live, and sing along to my lyrics. Putting out this music is something I’ve been Hopeful about for a while. I’m just so excited to share it with my fans and everyone.”
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