Aaron Gillespie has released his brand new single, a cover of the Bonnie Raitt's classic, "I Can't Make You Love Me", which is premiering exclusively on Alternative Press. Listen to his raw, stripped down take of the song,here. "I Can't Make You Love Me" is the first official single release from Gillespie's forthcoming solo acoustic album, entitled Out of the Badlands, which is due out August 19th via Tooth & Nail.
When asked why Gillespie chose this song to cover, he stated, "Sometimes a song just resonates with you right where you are and with what you're going through. This was that song for me. Making this type of statement pulled me out after a long, long relationship. Saying exactly what's happening in your life is therapy. This is my therapy."
Recorded and produced by Gillespie in his own recording studio, Soundcave, in Salt Lake City, Out of the Badlands is comprised of reworked songs from Underoath and The Almost, two cover songs, including "I Can't Make You Love Me", and three original tracks. The upcoming release is available for pre-order now, here: http://aarongillespie.com
Out of the Badlands is a mix of old and new. Writing this album was a therapeutic release for Gillespie who recently went through a divorce earlier this year. He says, "This is the healing process, this record, and the making of it pulled me through". With refreshed versions of the Underoath classics like "A Boy Brushed Red Living In Black and White" and "Reinventing Your Exit", The Almost fan-favorites including "Say This Sooner" and "Southern Weather", covers of "Where The Streets Have No Name" by U2 and "Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Rait, as well as new original tracks, including "Raspberry Layer Cake", which was released by Gillespie last year, the acoustic album is raw and has something for everyone.
Aaron Gillespie's musical path began at age 14 when he co-founded the band, Underoath. After nearly two decades, and over 10 albums released with both Underoath, The Almost and as a solo artist, Gillespie is ready to begin a new era of his career with the release of Out of the Badlands.
Out of the Badlands Tracklisting
1. A Boy Brushed Red Living In Black and White
2. Can't Make You Love Me
3. No I Don't
4. Raspberry Layer Cake
5. Reinventing Your Exit
6. Say This Sooner
7. Southern Weather
8. Where the Streets Have No Name
9. The Fox
10. You Don't Love Me Anymore