by JESSICA HOLLAN
Remember when Aaron Carter had a crush on you and wrote a song about it? Obviously. Remember when Aaron Carter threw the biggest party of the year and wrote a song about it? Duh. Remember when Aaron Carter just really wanted some candy and wrote a song about it? You better believe we do. Now, do you remember when Aaron Carter tried to make a comeback? No? Well then, you’re about to get educated.
Carter, who made his music debut in 1997, spent the majority of the early 2000s going platinum and getting caught in the biggest love triangle of the century. (Who could forget the scandalous behavior of Carter cheating on long term girlfriend Hilary Duff with Mean Girl Lindsay Lohan?) But unfortunately, Carter’s career, much like his love life, left us all going “Oh, Aaron”.
Thankfully, in 2013 Carter rebooted his music career with his The After Party Tour that lasted from February to December 2013 and followed up with his world tour, The Wonderful World Tour, from September 2014 to January 2015.
Carter’s first album in 13 years, LØVË, is set to release late 2016, the first single from the album, “Fool’s Gold” having been released April 1, 2016.
To build anticipation for the new album, Carter has been doing pop up performances across The United States. His next performance is set for Friday, September 2 at The Odeon Concert Club in Cleveland, OH and feature Hardly Left.
Hardly Left is a Tiffin University trio lead by sophomore vocalist Ruby Santiago accompanied by senior vocalist Daniel Drockton and sophomore looper Julius Eckroth.
This is the band’s debut performance as a group, each having previously performed solo and with their respective Tiffin University small groups (Higher Ground, Mode III, Up in the Air). Hardly Left’s set is comprised of five songs total, three covers and two originals, including their intro, “Everything Is All Right”.
“I am beyond thrilled, excited, and a little nervous for this performance,” said Santiago. “We are opening for an artist we grew up listening to… it’s an amazing opportunity that has been placed in front of me and being able to perform with Julius and Daniel for the show is just another exhilarating addition because they are so talented.”
Despite her nerves and fears, Santiago is confident that Friday’s performance will be one for the books and remains as humble as ever.
“I want to thank the Tiffin University music department for teaching us professionalism in our past gigs and shows,” said Santiago, “I just truly feel blessed and I can only thank God for everything He has given me!”
If you wish to purchase tickets please contact Ruby Santiago at firstname.lastname@example.org. The price per ticket is $15. For more information on the venue click here.