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Christa Fletcher
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January 31, 2012
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Stealing Heather

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For Joshua Aaron of Stealing Heather, making an album is more than spending time in the studio and then celebrating with a huge release party — writing, composing, recording and mixing the band’s new alternative rock album, Your Mistake has been four years in the making and will culminate in a modest party of 200 people at the Viper Room in Los Angeles.

“This is my art, this is what I would listen to and what I believe in,” said Aaron in a phone interview about his “real deep love of music.” For years this guitarist and songwriter knew what he was going to do, but it all began when he begged his mom for piano lessons in the third grade. Since then, he played the alto saxophone in fourth grade and later he added the guitar to his repertoire. Though he studied classical piano for years, his teacher recognized his love for rock music and even got him Van Halen’s 5150 so he could play “Dreams” for a piano recital.

Over the years many people supported Joshua Aaron’s talent. In junior high he had a teacher who gave him passes during study hall to practice piano. “He was an amazing guy,” Aaron said of his teacher. After high school, Joshua Aaron attended the Cleveland Institute of Music. Since then he has been making music and compulsively watching CSPAN to satisfy his other interest, politics. In fact, Aaron wholeheartedly believes in keeping up with current events and banding together for political action. He also believes each person should have an independent point of view, he conveys his perspective in a blog at StealingHeather.com.

Flash forward — it’s nearly April 23, 2010 — the day of Stealing Heather’s album release party and Joshua Aaron is getting ready for the debut of his work with band members Ian Koff (Keys/Synth), George Bohdan (Bass), Jake Perry (Lead Guitar) and David Beck (Drums). When asked about his new album Aaron revealed with a laugh, “Once the album was complete, we realized this whole album takes place in one night between two people.” Following the ups and downs of two people in love, Your Mistake is an ode to the challenges and triumphs of love, with each song representing a different element of a relationship — or even more basically, a series of conversations.

What’s great about the album is that it appeals to anyone in a relationship. “Even if you have a fight with your boyfriend, you can work it out,” explained Aaron. And, ultimately, he said of the two subjects in the story of his album, they discover, “no matter where we end up, we should be together.” For a closer look at songs like the band’s single “Breathe Out,” check out the lyrics in the photo gallery and listen to the streaming songs below.

Christa Fletcher

“Breathe Out”


“Can’t See You”


“Conspiracy”


“Evaporate”


“Your Mistake”


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"Breathe Out"
Words and Music: Joshua Aaron
Artist: Stealing Heather
Album: Your Mistake
Release Year: 2010

Verse 1:
the city eats me up
and takes all i can give and asks for more it's not an even score
i watch you fall asleep
you're lying peaceful underneath it all
so please hear my call
and my world is shaken

Chorus:
so breathe out
(breathe out)
with meaning
(with me)
a piece of me has faded
in desperate meanings stated
and hold on
(hold on)
completely
(to me)
cause I'm so sick of waiting
when it's the world that's jaded

Verse 2:
and you've got such a light
it's burning deep inside the flame is strong
but my words are wrong
and then you take my hand
you whisper to me it'll be alright
just don't give up this fight
and my head is aching

Chorus:
Bridge:
and my world implodes
a million pieces fall
and my head explodes
is this really after all

Solo:
Chorus:
Ending:
so breathe in breathe in breathe out
breathe in breathe in breathe out
breathe in breathe in breathe out
breathe out

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"Can't See You"
Words and Music: Joshua Aaron
Artist: Stealing Heather
Album: Your Mistake
Release Year: 2010

Verse 1:
I stare and wonder if you'd help a man in need
A simple observation you won't need divinity
A patient lie only breeds more deceit
You're talking it to me and I'm frozen
Is it love when you show me your back
I'm shielded for attack you break the silence

Pre-Chorus:
A daunting task before us
A path we all must cross
A night alone does not mean all is lost

Chorus:
And I can't breathe the life
And I can't read the tide
Cause I can't see you

Verse 2:
You adjust to the calm in the air
I feel your empty stare you crack wide open
A peaceful coexistence between
All the things you say or you mean
So I lay here in false reminisce
Of the time that we missed being broken

Pre-Chorus:
Chorus:
And I can't breathe the life
And I can't read the tide
Cause I can't see you
There's nothing holding on
And I can't be this strong
Cause I can't see you

End Chorus:
And I can't breathe the life
And I can't read the tide
Cause I can't see you
There's nothing holding on
And I can't be this strong
Cause I can't see you
Will it all end different
Or will it be the same
I know I'm to blame
I watch you through my window
A moment in disguise
Just consider all the sides

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Any reproduction and/or unauthorized use of the content provided herein is strictly prohibited.

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Pictured: Joshua Aaron (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Songwriting)

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Pictured: Jake Perry (Lead Guitar)

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Pictured: Ian Koff (Keys & Synth)

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Pictured: George Bohdan (Bass)

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Pictured: David Beck (Drums)

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