Louisiana native Aaron Carpenter has signed to Capitol Records, Billboard has realized.
The 20-year-old singer-songwriter, who’s now based mostly in L.A., says that signing to the label is a “dream come true.” “When I moved from Louisiana to L.A., I handed by the long-lasting tower on a regular basis. Now I’m strolling the hallways the place all of the greats recorded Sinatra, The Beach Boys, The Beatles…it’s surreal,” Carpenter says.
He provides that followers can anticipate new music quickly: “I’ve been engaged on my music for therefore lengthy, spending virtually day by day within the studio for the previous yr. I’m stoked to lastly launch it to my followers!”
Capitol Records government vp of A&R Jeremy Vuernick says he’s excited to witness the singer’s progress. “There is an authenticity to Aaron that’s mirrored in his music,” Vuernick says. “Seeing him develop as a songwriter and musician has been extremely thrilling to look at. He has utterly immersed himself into the inventive course of, and we’re prepared for the world to listen to it.”
Carpenter grew up listening to “all the things from basic nation to pop-punk to the Stevie Wonders data his grandmother usually spun for him.” He started to pursue music professionally after posting numerous covers, together with one among Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours” in 2015 which he carried out on ukulele, for his virtually 4 million followers on Instagram.
Moving to L.A. to pursue his ardour, Carpenter immersed himself in writing songs and studying learn how to play the guitar and piano. “I keep in mind posting one thing saying I used to be engaged on music, when actually it was simply me in my bed room, attempting to determine all the things out by myself,” he says. “I had no concept how I used to be going to make it occur, however I pressured myself to maintain going.”
Carpenter is working with songwriters like Mozella (Miley Cyrus, Charlie Puth) as he prepares to make his debut.