Aeris Roves has today shared the video for latest single ‘Don’t Ask’. Earlier this week, Aeris supported Omar Apollo at his sold out show at Village Underground, and has also just announced headline dates for the autumn including a London date at Omeara on October 17th. Having previously opened for the likes of Billie Eilish, Grace Carter, and even Take That (when he cycled to the Teenage Cancer Trust Show to fill-in at just half an hour’s notice), Aeris’ extensive early support spans the likes of Radio 1, 1xtra, and Beats 1 (with further new music coming soon).
An effortless blend of atmospheric R&B, soulful acoustics and confessional croon, ‘Don’t Ask’ captures those conflicting forces – paranoia and hope, pain and numbness, avoidance and confrontation – in a relationship where the writing is on the wall. The dizzying video, premiered today, further highlights Aeris' sense of disorientation, frustration and the distance between himself and those around him.
Watch the video to 'Don't Ask' HERE
As his recent video series, ‘Exploring Spaces’, further hints at, Aeris Roves has spent much of his young life on the move. It’s there in his star-gazing name alone (Aeris meaning “atmosphere” in Latin, and Roves translating as “to travel”); and it’s there in the sometimes-extreme circumstances which have informed his early years, from growing up in South Yorkshire to his parents’ separation, addiction, and Aeris’ relocation. What he lacked in stability Aeris first found in football upon moving to Charlton, and then in choir, before he set about producing his own music. Melding futuristic R&B with influences of soul, gospel, and transatlantic pop, Aeris’ early recordings have taken down roots in the life he has made firmly for himself near the secluded park on the Isle of Dogs - which gave ‘Moon By Island Gardens’ its introspective but gently reassuring title, and allowed Roves to process his past as much as articulate his future.
10 Oct || Leeds, UK || Oporto
11 Oct || Sheffield, UK || Record Junkee
12 Oct || Manchester, UK || Neighbourhood Festival
17 Oct || London, UK || Omeara