Since the split of one of the biggest boy bands of the last decade – JLS – we’ve been enjoying Aston’s return. At 28, Aston Merrygold has matured into a cool and collected artist with the same incredible talent for singing and dancing we witnessed the first time he appeared on The X Factor. For Aston, 2016 has kicked off – performing on The X Factor Australia, countless TV appearances, and of course, the release of his brand new track ‘I Ain’t Missing You’ to name just a few major events.
We’ve been enjoying his latest hit – a fresh blend of electro and dance as well as some killer vocals. The video incorporates Aston’s love for contemporary dance, showcasing some tasty moves from the man himself. The release of new song ‘Too Late’ is just on the horizon, and we are buzzing for it to drop December 2nd.
Not only has Aston been making a splash in the music world, but the singer has also been travelling around the globe, performing in Australia before hitting up the US and performing alongside Kygo at Wireless festival earlier this summer. In an exclusive photo diary, Aston gives us an insight into exactly what’s been going down during this roller coaster few months.
A snapshot of my summer
2016 Austin Powers audition, Dr Evil line with Cel Spellman
Aston - The most amazing villa I’ve ever seen/stayed in all thanks to my mate NJF for his Marrakech birthday get away.
Aston - I needed a break between studio sessions and what better way when in LA than to pop to Vegas for the weekend! Between the partying I tried to look really cool for the gram and sit on my car.. ‘Tumbleweed’
Aston - This was just after sound check in Italy at one of the many summer shows they casually put on in the middle of their town square! Plus it’s a pic with the GOAT Muhammad ‘Cassius clay’ Ali. Rip!
Aston - Hangry is a normal thing for me.
Aston - First time me and Kygo met, 20 mins before we hit the main stage at Wireless! What a day and what a start to the rest of the summer getting to work with this G!
BTS from one of my favourite shoot of summer ’16! London settings.
Aston - After football matches players swap shirts, but before Celeb Juice me and ‘Keef’ Lemon do!