Up-and-coming singer/songwriter and producer, Michael Aldag has released his debut EP, 'SOCIALIZING' via 3Beat records.
The stunning 6-track collection features new single ‘POLAROID’ which has been released alongside a lyric video. The track is an introspective, yet tongue-in-cheek, look at young love and gen Z’s love of the pop-culture of the past. Driven by melodic guitar riffing, a huge, 80’s synth hook and Michael’s distinctive, keening vocals it’s a brilliant high energy up which brings to mind everything from the 1975 to Charlie XCX.
“’POLAROID’ is about me being rejected by a girl and then spiralling into a crisis of self-worth which results in me contemplating corduroy trousers. I didn’t contemplate them for long thank god.”
Michael has had a very successful year since signing to UK based record label 3 Beat in 2021. His anthemic pop songs with deeply relatable lyrics have grabbed the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders who made Michael’s single ‘BLEAK’ his tune of the week, as well as caught the attention of many influential tastemakers.
Michael prides himself as an artist who speaks heavily to the Gen Z audience. His music is sometimes conveyed within his online personality on the world’s largest social media platform TikTok, where he currently has over 700k followers and counting.
“My music’s for anybody who feels slightly-to-constantly overwhelmed and unsure of who they are, flailing around in this massive ridiculous world. I’m definitely not a TikToker or an influencer. It’s a useful platform and my songs have got some humour in them as well so the two things are not worlds apart.”
‘SOCIALIZING’ acts as Michael’s diary by conveying the emotional milestones during his young life with each song. The young artist shows no sign of slowing down, he recently supported two of the UK’s biggest musical acts Bastille, George Ezra as well as up-and-coming sensation Caity Baser and has recently announced rescheduled dates for his headline tour in November.
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