Newly mononymous Aiden (formerly Aiden Grimshaw of X Factor UK) has been keeping my interest firmly piqued with his recent sound and style reinvention, beginning with last month’s “Satisfy Me” and, earlier this month, “The Cleaner.”
Now the brooding crooner’s gone and done it again with the third cut from his upcoming Dimitri Tikovoi-produced Aiden EP, called “Fire & Ice.”
For those in the market for sleek ‘n sexy electro strut, you’re in luck — this particular jam is something fierce. “Lover, let me know / Do you feel it when we’re close? We were burning ’til we froze,” Aiden agonizes along stinging beats on the tug-of-war of a track. And then, that falsetto run atop the Ace of Base “Beautiful Life”-like synthesizers? Perfection.
It’s moody. It’s catchy. It’s intriguing. Basically, Aiden’s one of the most promising UK male pop stars in the game.
The ‘Aiden EP’ will be released on November 26.