Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties | photo by Mitch Wojcik | courtesy of the artist

Since We Don’t Have Each Other, the 2014 debut from Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties, Dan Campbell has taken us through the painstaking world of Aaron West. Campbell, of Philadelphia pop punk icons The Wonder Years, uses this character to tell the story of a man traveling the South while dealing with seemingly unending tragedies. The story is now continuing with the upcoming EP Bittersweet, out May 20th on Hopeless Records.

“Goodbye, Carolina Blues” is the latest and final song to be revealed off the EP, along with “’67 Cherry Red” and “Green Like The G Train, Green Like Sea Foam.” Campbell says, “This EP serves as a bridge to future full lengths. The songs place a period at the end of We Don’t Have Each Other and open up a new chapter for Aaron to start rebuilding.”

That kind of idea is detectable on “Goodbye, Carolina Blues.” It’s a heartbreaking episode in the story of Aaron West, but the connection between Campbell and Aaron West is powerful. You can tell Campbell is so attached to this narrative, and he is easily able to place you in the shoes of his character. Campbell sings of a bus ride out of North Carolina that brings Aaron West to New York, where he ends up at an apartment door in Brooklyn.

Take a listen to below to see what he finds there, and head to the XPN Concert Calendar to get all the details on the Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties June 2nd show at Underground Arts.