Breakthrough singer, songwriter and TikTok star Michael Aldag is an artist, who as quoted by The Line of Best Fit, “is channelling the trials and tribulations of youth into his experimental, anthemic pop.” His deeply relatable and honest lyrics, which are often described as ‘soundtracks to life,’ has seen his singles‘Ghosted’ and ‘LOML’ both land feature plays on BBC Radio 1’s Molly King’s ‘Best New Pop’ show respectively and Sunday Brunch name him as ‘One to Watch for 2022.’
He headlined the BBC Introducing show in London, performed at Live at Leeds and also sold out his first headline show sold out across London and Liverpool last year. The end of 2021 saw Michael land his first magazine cover on the prestigious Notion Magazine where the magazine quoted, “his music acts like a diary, marking the emotional milestones of his young life so far — particularly with many of his tracks dealing with themes of heartbreak.”
Michael’s lyrical honesty speaks heavily to the Gen Z audience and is evident within his new single “Teenage Drama.” Speaking about the upcoming single Michael says he was inspired to write the song after listening to “far too much ‘male-manipulator’ music”, a reference to songs considered by some to validate destructive control over others. “I promise I’m not a toxic person,” says Michael, “I just wanted to twist the control concept in a way relevant to social media and relationships today. Plus it sounds cool in the song.”
After a phenomenal year last year, 2022 is already looking even more promising for Michael. He will be supporting Bastille on their London show in February as well as announcing his own headline tour and an EP scheduled for release later in the year.
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.