Despite the COVID-19 pandemic curtailing his touring schedule, Alejandro Aranda is forging ahead with his post American Idol career.
Alejandro Aranda to Release Experimental Doom Hologram in September
The singer-songwriter, who goes by the moniker Scarypoolparty, has spent his time quaranting in his Los Angeles home penning songs for his friends and his follow-up EP release Doom Hologram, which is coming in September. The 2019 runner up promises the music will be “very experimental.”
As he told Billboard, quarantine has been a time for reflection: “There’s a lot of self-reflection happening within my own life to figure out what I need to be focused on and how to help my community better and help my friends and family and to check up on people that I love. I think this time is really interesting for that because it’s taking a lot of us to really analyze what’s going on and to understand that we’re all here for each other. We’re taking big steps in our lives to understand that we need to stand up for what we believe.”
Eventually, Alejandro shared the fruits of his labor. Earlier in the summer, he dropped a few song titles like “Doom Hologram,” “I’ll Disappear Completely,” “Fake Smiles,” “Angel Delete,” “AM,” “Goodbye Forever” and “La Paradise.” And to hear bits of the new music, check out Alejandro’s Instagram page to find a ton of song snippets.
Scarypoolparty headed to the drive-in
But Alejandro hasn’t spent all of his time in introspection. For instance, he was recently Live Nation’s Artist of the Week. Last month, he performed remotely as part of the Lollapalooza festival. And on September 4, he’ll perform a live drive-in show at the City National Grove of Anaheim in California.
The record company seems to be giving the young artist enough space to experiment and find an audience. Hollywood Records’ SVP of Global Marketing Robbie Snow explained in a recent Hits Daily Double piece: “The music of Scarypoolparty doesn’t fit into any box. Alejandro has a rare, raw talent that exudes authenticity. The best approach with supporting such talent is to give them the freedom to experiment and let the world catch up to their musical genius.”
“The EP experiments with different sounds and crosses genres, from distorted guitars to classical arrangements,” Alejandro described Doom Hologram, his follow-up t0 2019’s EP Exit Form to Hits. “On Doom Hologram, I’m trying to blend all those various styles and create a space to express those ideas.”