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Vocalist Ariano continues to prove that down-and-out jams are indeed his specialty. And for the emcee-turned-singer/songwriter (once dubbed one of the best rappers in OC), that vibe takes on an even more sombre form with his latest EP, aptly titled Sad Songs Make Me Happy. The lead single, "When Can't Come Home," sounds like an acoustic prayer for the recently evicted, which is also illustrated by the video. But more than that, it shows the Huntington Beach artists' expanding range as a soulful singer. Before his new EP drops this summer on Camobear Records, Ariano just released a video for the new single, directed by Luke Schaefer.
Like many of his tunes, the depressing tone of the 4-minute video does come with a silver lining, once you've battled through all the various stages of grief getting through it. Ariano co-wrote the song with guitarist DJ Lobsta, part of Ariano's SoCal artist collective Technicali Sound. Also stay tuned for a nice little cameo by Ariano's long time collaborator and producer LD, (now of Sublime with Rome fame). See the full video after the jump.