Cost: $35 – $55 Doors Open At 6:00pm | Show Starts At 7:30pm Alejandro Aranda aka Scarypoolparty landed second place on American Idol, where he defied all conventional wisdom by performing
Cost: $35 – $55
Doors Open At 6:00pm | Show Starts At 7:30pm
Alejandro Aranda aka Scarypoolparty landed second place on American Idol, where he defied all conventional wisdom by performing his own original material on the show’s 17th season. Don’t miss your chance to see this amazing singer-songwriter when he performs live at Graceland on June 14 – his first Memphis appearance!
“This past year has been a time of reflection for me,” says Alejandro Aranda, aka Scarypoolparty. “It’s been a chance to strip everything back and figure out who I really am and what I really want to say.”
Such moments of quiet contemplation are a precious commodity for Aranda, who spent much of the past few years in near-constant motion as he rocketed from playing bars and backyards to sold-out headline tours and massive festival stages. While Scarypoolparty’s recent output would seem to suggest that Aranda thrives on the chaos of the road, “Home,” his enthralling new single, and ‘Los Angeles,’ his captivating new EP, stand as proof that stillness suits him just as well. Recorded alone at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, the songs are the product of a life—and a world—put on pause, works of raw, introspective honesty fueled by probing lyrics and addictive hooks. Drawing on everything from pop and hip-hop to R&B and classical music, the tracks are deceivingly bright, wrapping weighty themes and deep personal revelations in dazzling productions that belie their hefty emotional punch. Aranda is certainly no stranger to baring his soul in his music by now, but this new material is undoubtedly Scarypoolparty’s most candid yet, facing down anxiety, isolation, and disillusionment with its heart affixed firmly to its sleeve.
“Being true to myself and my art was what brought me here in the first place,” he explains, “so it only made sense to follow that path and keep forging those kinds of deep connections with people. If anything, I wanted to get even more honest with these songs.”
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