The Aces Celebrate Pride With Outloud In WeHo And Perform Latest Single Thoughts+Photos: The Aces @ OUTLOUD RAISING VOICES FEST IN WEHO 6/4/22
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… I love a good, rocking pop song, and The Aces know how to write them. I started following their musical journey back in 2017 when I saw them perform at SXSW. Since then, they’ve released two studio albums, with their most recent album, Under My Influence getting the “Deluxe”) treatment in 2021. Oh… and three of the four members also came out of the closet. No big deal. The band spoke in-depth with the BBC back in 2020 about dealing having to deal issues of sexuality in the music industry and also what it’s like having grown up in a conservative town like Provo, Utah. Their stories resonate strongly with the LGBTQ community.
Their music also resonates… with everybody. They played a brisk 7-song set, that included songs from their two albums (“Stay,” “Bad Love”, “Kelly”, “I Can Break Your Heart Too”, “Lovin’ Is Bible” and “Daydream”). Apparently, they had to cut “Volcanic Love”, “My Phone Is Trying To Kill Me” and “Stuck” for time. They also performed a brand new song, their latest single, “Girls Make Me Wanna Die”; another irresistible pop jam.
What made this performance particularly interesting for me was listening to them perform their songs live again with the knowledge that a majority of the members are gay. Particularly, the song “Lovin Is Bible”. From their debut album, it’s a song that’s obviously rich with religious themes, and watching them perform that song now gave it an added meaning and a real sense of freedom and rebelliousness …”
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