Am 19. Januar 2018 gibt es endlich Neues von Porches a.k.a. Aaron Maine. Der Künstler aus New York wird sein drittes Album „The House“ auf Domino veröffentlichen. Auf dem 14 Tracks umfassenden Album sind Features von (Sandy) Alex G, Dev Hynes, Okay Kaya, Maya Laner (True Blue), Bryndon Cook (Starchild & The New Romantic), Cameron Wisch (Cende) und Maines Vater Peter Maine vertreten.
„The House“ wurde über einen Zeitraum von 18 Monaten aufgenommen, direkt nach der Fertigstellung von Porches vielbeachtetem Vorgängeralbum „Pool“. Aaron dokumentiert in den 14 Tracks einen bestimmten Zeitraum wie in einer Art Tagebuch.
Über das Album sagt er:
“The House is a diary. The House began immediately with a sense of urgency. A different kind of urgency than I had experienced previously when writing songs. I wasn’t sure exactly what this meant while it was happening, but it felt necessary to embrace it. The songwriting became an exercise in documenting my immediate experiences, which writing has always been for me to a certain extent, but something particular was compelling me to try to portray these moments in a more linear way. Writing this record was a form of meditation, an escape, a routine – selfish at times, as it became an excuse to avoid my immediate surroundings.
Half the time, I still won’t understand what was going on in my head when I listen to a song I wrote – even months later – but things seemed to be changing fast, and writing these kind of vignettes was soothing to me, a way to kind of slow down time. I don’t think I was necessarily working through anything during the process of writing, if anything maybe avoiding that, but the album has become something different to me in hindsight: a way to look back at a time in my life and see my guts at play. To try and understand what was going through my head as I slid these songs out is an interesting experience, sometimes exciting, sometimes embarrassing, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes still totally confusing. I am happy to have these 14 songs in one place to look back on and stumble through and hopefully learn something from, and I am excited to share them with you.”