If you’ve been missing Peterborough singer and former JLS star, Aston Merrygold, he’s back with another belter!
We loved his debut single release, ‘Get Stupid’, and this new track produced by platinum selling producer/songwriters LDN Noise, is an electrifying example of what to expect from Aston’s forthcoming debut solo album.
The track flawlessly transitions from a tears-on-the-dancefloor classic to a hotshot independence war cry.
Aston’s crystal clear vocal is just perfect throughout this ‘moving on’ anthem, which is set to dominate playlists, clubs and dancefloors alike.
While still grounded firmly in contemporary pop, the single also displays Aston’s diverse musical influences, alongside his love for dance and electro music.
Aston explains, “I’m excited for this new chapter. I’ve been locked in the studio for a while now! It’s been interesting creating different music, tracks that sit in different lanes to one another.”
He’s also just released a remix of the new track by Quake (Josh Kirtley) a 20 year old remixer/producer from Surrey. Son of 2001 Ivor Novello award winner Pete Kirtley, he is taking his first steps in the music industry with this remix of Aston’s single. [youtube id=”bUDWU9R2p44″ width=”600″ height=”350″]
As part of the pop phenomenon JLS, Aston enjoyed success with five chart-topping singles, a further five Top 10 hits and four smash hit albums.
But that was then, and ‘I Ain’t Missing You’ represents Aston’s doubtless remarkable new future. “Now everything rests on my shoulders,” he adds, “It’s my success or it’s my failure. I’m so ready for this, and for people to see what I’m about and what I can do.”
Aston also travelled the globe on a colossal promo trail to celebrate the release of the single, which included a show-stopping performance on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Aston’s main creative collaborators on the forthcoming album were one-man hit machine Edwin ‘Lil’ Eddie’ Serrano (Usher, Jessie J) and Talay Riley (Ellie Goulding, Iggy Azalea).
In addition, songwriting duo Karen Poole and Sonny J. Mason also made several vital contributions to the collection, as did his former JLS associate Steve Daly.
The roots of the album mostly lay in his childhood influences – Michael Jackson, James Brown, Usher and Justin Timberlake – but also in his lifelong dream “to make my own type of music and make my own decisions.”
Alongside various live international shows, this summer has also seen Aston performing at Wireless and out in Ibiza with Kygo, touring with Jason Derulo and featuring on the Throttle track ‘Moneymaker’ alongside Lunchmoney Lewis.