Ari Roar
Tackling anxiety with super-sweet pop jams...

Texan songwriter Ari Roar wants to make tight, taut, super-sweet pop songs.

Rooted in 60s songwriting and DIY aesthetics, the American artist - real name Caleb Campbell - has hit upon a lean winning formula.

"Just really simple and strong sounds," he commented recently. "Short and to-the-point songs. Great for repeat listens."

New album 'Calm Down' certainly achieves that, battling anxiety and personal insecurity with all manner of ear-worm melodies.

Out on May 25th, it's lead by title track and new single 'Calm Down', a snappy three minute pop jam with scratchy guitars and hooks for days.

Superbly infectious, it's a salve for mental health, a gloriously melodic lo-fi miniature.

Tune in now.

'Calm Down' will be released on May 25th.

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