Watch: Aaron David Gleason and Band Pleasantville Sing 'Steel Eyed' From These Embers | Playbill

Video Watch: Aaron David Gleason and Band Pleasantville Sing 'Steel Eyed' From These Embers

Gleason previously played a solo engagement at 54 Below directed by his mother, Tony winner Joanna Gleason.

Aaron David Gleason, son of Into the Woods star and Tony winner Joanna Gleason, has founded a new rock band, Pleasantville. A music video for their single "Steel Eyed" releases February 2—watch it above.

The single is the first release from Pleasantville's new album These Embers. The nine-track album features Gleason and singer-songwriter Emma Freeman, who describe their sound as "moody but pop" and backed by a "hydra of folk tones."

The album is a follow-up to Gleason's 2022 54 Below solo show Hell and High Water, directed by Joanna Gleason. The show followed Aaron's struggle with pandemic-related stress.

These Embers is produced by Grouplove's Daniel Gleason (no relation) and mixed by TJ Elias at Big Trouble in Little Give Points studio in Atlanta, Gegorgia.

“I think it took every year of my career leading up to this to finally drop any sense of artifice,” says Aaron David Gleason in a statement. “Daniel Gleason, who has the same name as my son, helped to get me there. TJ Elias also pulled me off the scrap heap and said my music was still worth exploring, and this album never would have happened without him.”

The "Steel Eyed" video is directed by Jeremiah Kipp, and was shot at Joanna Gleason's home, Tiny Farms.

To stream These Embers, visit Soundcloud.

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