Aston Merrygold’s time with JLS proved to be one of UK pop’s biggest success stories this century, as they achieved five UK #1 smashes, a further five Top 10 singles and five hit albums. And he’s remained in the spotlight ever since the group went on hiatus, building a social media following of over a million people. His high profile projects include competing on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, starring in the West End production of ‘Rip It Up’ and judging the talent show ‘Got To Dance’.
Now Aston is set to reignite his solo career as he shares his new single ‘Overboard’. It adds to a growing solo discography which includes over 14 million streams at Spotify for ‘Get Stupid’, plus collaborations with Shy Carter and LDN Noise. Listen HERE.
‘Overboard’ provides a fresh flavour of Aston’s multifaceted talents. Within a track that blends throwback R&B, powerfully direct pop and a taste of underground UK hip-hop, his vocal remains his most potent trait. Watch the lyric video HERE.
Aston says, “I’m very excited to be releasing ‘Overboard’. It’s great to have been back in the studio working on new music, and there’s more to come as well! I can’t wait to see you all soon, when it’s safe to do so”.
‘Overboard’ was written by Aston alongside Andrei Mihai, Lil Eddie and Alvin Anthony, and it was produced by SHOEBA, a duo whose recent tracks have been released by Spinnin’ Records.
‘Overboard’ kicks off a hectic year for Aston. The hugely anticipated JLS reunion tour will be their first since 2013 and is currently scheduled to commence in June. It proves that their popularity remains undiminished some twelve years after they first broke through with the unforgettable ‘Beat Again’ and ‘Everybody In Love’. The tour comprises 28 arena shows across the UK and Ireland, including three nights at London’s O2.
There’s also much more to come from his solo career, plus a new series of the CBBC drama ‘Almost Never’ in which he stars as the manager of the boyband The Wonderland.