It’s been a whirlwind year for rising star Aleem, having supported Fifth Harmony on tour last year and currently supporting pop royalty Little Mix on their UK arena tour.
The Chicago based singer-songwriter took up singing in Junior High then moved to L.A at the age of 19 to start his music career where he went on to make debut EP Open Letters. Since its release in 2016 Open Letters has gained over 1 million streams on Spotify and YouTube. Each song was co-written by Aleem, showcasing his talent of story-telling through his raw and emotive lyricism.
In both his live show and in his songwriting, Aleem creates an undeniably feel-good experience that’s charged with pure feeling. “Music is my escape and my way of taking everything going on in my head and then putting it back out into the world—that’s how I deal with everyday life,” he says. And in bringing so much bold honesty to the making of Open Letters, Aleem hopes to give listeners their own sense of connection and release. “There’s nothing better than when you’re listening to a song and you have this moment like, ‘I get it, I went through that too,’” he says. “That’s why it’s so important for me to be completely genuine and real in my songs: I want the people listening to feel understood.”