AESTHETIC wins fans over with the melodic Pop essence that shines through his danceable singing and songwriting techniques. Using relatable emotional connectors in the music he crafts, AESTHETIC is often compared to the likes of blackbear, The Chainsmokers, and Zedd as he fashions his unique delivery in his own way. Now, after a yearlong hiatus, he returns with his latest single, "Good."
The up-tempo rumble of vibrant synths fill the speakers as the pep in our step picks up as soon as "Good" is introduced to our ears. Adding some shimmer to the dark, bass-heavy synths, the instrumentation elements balance each other out in a recipe for success.
Acting as an anthem that expresses the positivity in AESTHETIC's mindset, you can hear him taking the high road as he refuses to let any negative vitality cloud the space he occupies. Proud of his accomplishments, he wears his confidence on his sleeve with no regrets in flaunting what he has worked hard for.
AESTHETIC holds a hunger in the prevailing tonal distinction his vocals exude. You can feel the energy radiate from his charismatic performance as each harmonious melody shed adds an extra dose of life into this carefully crafted composition.
Triumphantly conquering anything that comes his way, AESTHETIC showcases victory in how he conveys his message to his listeners. As his rapidly growing fan base continues to skyrocket, it's no wonder that AESTHETIC is garnering the attention that he is. Continuously putting his best foot forth, we can vibe with the liveliness emitted as we anticipate his next release.
Congratulations on the release of, “Good.” Exuding your boisterous persona, could you please tell us; what inspired the creation of this record?
Thank you so much for having me! I’m excited to be speaking to you all again. Boisterous persona?! That’s a new descriptor for me but I like it haha. “Good” was actually a track that came together after I opened up a beat I had previously written and shelved a couple of years ago. It’s weird to me that I shelved this beat considering it was one of the better more fleshed-out beats I had personally created. But after recently relocating from Philly to Los Angeles, I opened it back up with a better headspace, and everything just kind of came together. When I first wrote this beat, my ideas for melody and lyrics were completely different than what it ended up being. Lyrically speaking, the track is about me fulfilling my dream of moving out to Los Angeles to pursue music and all of the ups and downs that came with it. I’ve wanted to make this dream a reality ever since I was a teenager strumming on the guitar playing anywhere around my hometown that I could. There’s just an energy about the city of Los Angeles that brought out what I believe to be not only the best record I’ve ever put out but also the most uplifting one I’ve ever put out. Just goes to show what a change in scenery with some nicer weather can do. Haha.
What did the creative process look like when fashioning “Good?"
Fundamentally speaking, the creative process wasn’t all that different from my previous releases. All of my songs start off being written on acoustic guitar before they get entered into Logic Pro X on my laptop. I will say that the energy of this one is definitely happier and more uplifting. I impart that on the fact that my new apartment here in LA has much more natural lighting flooding into my home studio than my place back in Philly. The way I see it, this year has been a tough one for many, myself included. I felt that it was high time to inject some positivity. And for me, that came in the form of a feel-good track about living my dream and proving all of my doubters wrong. I could have listened to all of the kids in my hometown who told me I couldn’t sing, write, or whatever back when I was 14 and let my dreams go dead in the water. But against all of the odds of 2020, I made it happen and I’m so excited to be promoting my 5th release as AESTHETIC.
Being compared to the likes of Blackbear, the Chainsmokers, and Zedd, how do you let their art speak into your creations?
I would say The Chainsmokers and Zedd laid the groundwork for me breaking into more electronically driven pop music. I actually come from a more punk rock background so shifting to these sounds and styles to tell my stories was an interesting process for me. When I launched this project back in 2018, my first single “Happy Again” was very much driven by melody building up to the drops as is the case with most EDM music like theirs. For this release, while that all still played a part, I think the lyrical influence of artists like blackbear and Marc E. Bassy played a bigger part for me. I felt that the lyrics and melody had more confidence and attitude in them compared to my previous releases and that is a big reason why I listen to both of those artists. While I love and appreciate those types of comparisons, I think the beautiful thing about pop music is that it is such a fluid genre. The styles that were hot yesterday aren’t always the talk of the town tomorrow. So while I always point to those artists as major influences for me, I think that “Good” is just the next step for me and my evolution as an artist. I believe that this record and all that I have planned for next year just goes to show how refined my own sound as AESTHETIC has become.
What has been your biggest takeaway from 2020?
My biggest takeaway is that this year is insane and we all need to get out of it as soon as possible. Hahaha. In all honesty, my biggest takeaway from 2020 is just perseverance. No matter the odds, always bet on yourself. Good things will happen. You can make your dreams come true. Just have to find a way. As difficult as this year has been, it challenged me in ways that have made me better as a person and as an artist. I’m very much excited to carry this momentum going into 2021, and so excited to put 2020 in the rearview.
What can listeners anticipate to hear from you in the coming year?
In addition to “Good”, I have another song locked, loaded, and ready for early 2021. This next track is going to be very different from all of my tracks to this point. I plan to shoot a music video and I’m so excited to hear what people think about that one. Good things to come in 2021!...pun intended hehe.