You must be doing something right as an unsigned artist if you're able to catch the attention of global tech giant Apple with your first project. That's what happened to London-based singer Aaron Taylor when he quietly released his debut EP, Still Life, earlier this year, only for one of its tracks to end up being used in a major TV ad for Apple Watch.
The rising talent has since been working on new material and "Be Alright" is the first offering from forthcoming EP Better Days—due for release in the autumn. Developing the fusion of soul, funk and R&B found on his debut, Aaron wrote the track to uplift people because, as he explains over email, "sometimes you need to encourage and remind yourself things will be OK. 'Be Alright' is exactly that: an encouragement to ourselves and a reminder of a simple truth that we will all be fine in time. We may need to rebel, we may need to struggle, but we'll always be good."
Listen to the song exclusively below.