New England transplant, Aaron Rios, is a Florida native with a penchant for not simply music, but for extrospective worship.
As a worship leader, Aaron has led worship throughout the United States and in several countries. His distinct vocal and music stylizing is a mix of retro-influence with a current edge. Years of fronting indie rock bands have translated well in the worship genre.
His music career has seen him work with a variety of producers from Matt Goldman & Lane Johnson (Glow in the Dark Studios); Matt Malpass (Marigolds and Monsters); Aaron Marsh (Copeland/Vanguard Room), Hiding Place is a new Journey, a departure and reset after years of making music outside of the Christian market.
“Music in the past was always about me trying to relate my stories to others. Intentionally trying to express my heart and experiences to others with a hope to maybe spark something in my listeners.
While noble, my change of mind and heart came after a powerful experience with Jesus completely transformed me and set me back on course. I lived in a place of brokeness for so many years - all of my music up to that point only spoke of brokeness. Hiding Place speaks of healing, hope and protection.
After encountering Jesus, Worship became my new language. I still want to craft music with shelf-life. Quality and passion must cut through, but that is not all there is too it. I am now driven towards something deeper - Gods presence. It's hard to explain, but I believe true worship can be experiential, and music really can be about making Christ known.”