INsiders Guide “Artist Of The Week”: The Aces With Their Brand New Single “Don’t Freak”
Following the release of their critically acclaimed sophomore album, Under My Influence, indie group The Aces return with the release of “Don’t Freak,” out now via Red Bull Records. Released in time with the start of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, “Don’t Freak” is a vibrant, dance-pop record on its surface, but its poignant lyricism tells a deeper story. A pointed critique of the stigma around mental health, lead singer Cristal Ramirez found inspiration in her own experiences with anxiety-induced panic attacks. Driven by an energetic rush of guitar riffs and percussion, “Don’t Freak” tackles the personal subject matter in signature Aces’ fashion, artfully examining the frenetic feeling of struggling with anxiety in a society where mental health issues are often met with a lack of understanding.
The release of “Don’t Freak” also comes with the band’s appearance on Exposure, Hulu’s new mobile photography competition series. Serving as a featured guest on the second episode of the series, also titled “Don’t Freak,” streaming Monday, May 3, contestants will be tasked with using the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G to capture the essence of The Aces in two dramatic challenges, with the winner shooting the official “Don’t Freak” single artwork. Guest-starring famed music photographer Matty Vogel, the episode will also include a special performance of “Don’t Freak” and The Aces’ hit single “Daydream.”