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“Lemonade” Ft. Stonestreet – Aaron Cohen
How We Found It
Queens, NY rapper, Aaron Cohen, stops by our Submithub inbox to pour us a glass of “Lemonade”. The track is one of several singles following up his 2019 album, Raw Every Day. He released his first full-length project back in 2013 and has previously showcased his skills with features in XXL, The Source, and more.
Why We Like It
There comes a time in most well-aged relationships that you get to look back and reflect on the moments spent together. Usually, it’s over a beer or a bottle of red but a different cold beverage takes center stage in Aaron Cohen’s “Lemonade” featuring Stonestreet. The track plods along at the perfect pace for a slow slip into the reminiscence of an ex-lover. Driving down memory lane usually starts off sweet but like poorly mixed lemonade with all the sugar at the top, that bitter kick eventually follows. You can keep adding sweetener to the drink, but the bitterness will always wait underneath. Cohen paints that picture well as he sips from the glass of his relationship.
I love this b****. I hate this b****. / She hit me with the bait and switch. / She was tryna f*** yeah. I was tryna date and s***.” – Aaron Cohen, Lemonade
Something I appreciate about the track beside Aaron Cohen’s reminiscent situation is the beat. It seems simple but at first, but I loved the way the drum pattern takes pauses when the MC is trying to get a point across, giving the listener space and room to focus on the lyrics. The production has this daydream-like aesthetic to it that really insinuates how it’s all in the past but still on their mind. Something bitterly sweet that will also stay on your mind like the taste poorly mixed lemonade leaves on your tongue. So I can’t help myself when I reach for a glass myself and slowly go back down memory lane.
From The Artist
I was in London. I was walking for like an hour cause I ran out of money and couldn’t get on the train. All that is true, that’s the opening line of the song because that’s what was really happening. So my headspace was kind of depressed but happy to get the relief that writing a song brings to me.
I never really have a particular thing I want to convey. I just write whatever feels inspired. The song was based on real-life but was definitely about a mix of different people. Like a romantic Frankenstein that I piece together.” – Aaron Cohen for CentralSauce
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