2017 looks to be an exciting year for new artists, with LA-based singer-songwriter Aleem ready to bring his acoustic-guitar-driven brand of R&B-tinged pop to the UK with his new single, ‘Inside Out’. Fresh from supporting Fifth Harmony during their show at The O2 in London, he’s gearing up to take on the world with his addictive and infectious music.
Speaking about the track, Aleem said: “’Inside Out’ came from being in a relationship where I felt like I was the one bringing everything down, but I couldn’t control it. It’s about battling your inner demons and questioning whether you’re in the right place to give love, but also recognising that you really do need that love.”
He added of working with Grammy Award-winning producer Craig Bauer in his late teens: “Craig saw my vision and took me under his wing to develop my sound, which helped me learn a lot about my craft and figure out who I was as an artist.”
You can check out the music video for ‘Inside Out’ below:
Meanwhile, we asked Aleem to let fans new and old find out a little bit more about him in his own words, so, here are his 15 facts he wants YOU to know about HIM!
- I was born and raised in Chicago.
- I’m the baby of the family with two older sisters.
- I am Pakistani.
- I’m the only left-handed member of the whole family.
- I went to DePaul University to study Sports Journalism.
- I’m a huge Chicago/all around sports fan.
- I was a drummer before I even started singing or playing guitar.
- I’m a self-taught musician and vocalist.
- I got my start in Chicago recording demos in a studio.
- I moved to Los Angeles at 20-years-old.
- I recorded my first EP in Toronto, Ontario.
- John Mayer, Bruno Mars and The Script are my musical idols.
- My dream collaboration would be with Bruno Mars.
- My dream concert would be performing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show.
- You can follow all the fun going on in my career and life @AleemMusic (on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
Aleem’s new single ‘Inside Out’ is available now on iTunes and on Spotify, where it’s celebrating 500,000 streams and counting.
Keep up-to-date with the latest Aleem news on his official website, www.aleemmusic.com.