ASTON MERRYGOLD SHARES HIS NEW TRACK ‘SHARE A COKE’
With a sensational voice and scintillating performances of everything from Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ to Tones And I’s ‘Dance Monkey’, Aston Merrygold proved to be a highlight of the latest series of ITV’s ‘The Masked Singer’. The rockin’ Robin proved to be a real fan favourite as he finished third in the competition, which achieved a massive peak audience of 10.6 million viewers during last week’s final.
Having successfully introduced himself to a new generation of fans, Aston builds on his rediscovery by sharing his brand new single ‘Share A Coke’, which was premiered on Radio 1 by Rickie, Melvin and Charlie. It’s the latest step in the resurgence of one of British pop’s most distinctive voices. Aston first came to prominence with JLS, as the four friends achieved five UK #1 smashes, a further five Top 10 singles and five hit albums. Listen HERE.
After the R&B / pop stylings of his recent single ‘Overboard’, ‘Share A Coke’ showcases the dazzling diversity of Aston’s voice. Set to a reflective backdrop of acoustic guitar and affecting piano, the song taps in what everyone is feeling right now: yearning to once again be able to spend time with loved ones, family and friends.
Aston says, “It’s been an incredibly tough 12 months for so many people, and what’s been so clear to me is just how much we all miss being with our family, friends, relatives, colleagues on a daily basis. Human interaction is so important to us all. ’Share A Coke’ is about something that none of us will ever take for granted again, just enjoying a moment, sharing a drink, having a chat, and that longing for it to return soon.”
He wrote ‘Share A Coke’ with Kassa Alexander (WSTRN, Anne-Marie) and Victoria Akintola (Sam Smith, Michael Kiwanuka). It was produced by two Grammy nominees: Lukas Nathanson and Scott Effman, whose credits include Chris Brown and Justin Bieber.
Aston has remained in the spotlight since JLS went on hiatus, and now has a social media following of over 1.3 millionpeople. His growing solo discography started with ‘Get Stupid’, which has amassed 15 million streams at Spotify. He has applied his multifaceted talents to high profile projects including competing on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, starring in the West End production of ‘Rip It Up’ and judging the talent show ‘Got To Dance’. He also plays the manager of a boyband in the CBBC comedy-drama ‘Almost Never’, which will return for a new series.
In addition to his solo career, Aston is scheduled to join JLS for a hugely anticipated solo tour. Their first tour since 2013 is currently scheduled to commence in June. It comprises 28 arena shows across the UK and Ireland, including three nights at London’s O2.