Despite spawning many a musical mishap, little can take away from JLS‘ impact on the UK’s Pop scene during their short but sweet time at the top.
Now, after losing the bulk of their audience to rival group One Direction, the now inactive JLS saw their lead singer Aston Merrygold take to Balearic Island, with long time pal / Olympic gymnast Louis Smith.
Lighting up while catching a tan at the ‘Ocean Beach Club‘, the vocalist was snapped in the company of friends and fans one year after Smith picked up a silver medal at last year’s Olympics, and months after JLS announced their demise here.
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While there’s been no word of a solo Aston album, we can’t wait to hear whatever cooks up.
For, as long as he stays away from EDM and rebrands himself as a contemporary act with mature appeal, there’s no reason he couldn’t enjoy the international notoriety JLS missed out on.
As far fetched as this may sound, Aston- if partnered with the right producers, writers and management could easily slide into the very lane that sees him use his aesthetic to his advantage on a PR tip, but cultivate a serious and loyal following with an album loaded with infectious mid tempos.
For Aston to truly pop on a global scale, his ascent needs to seem authentic and- on all fronts- see him put tween thrilling choreography and reposition himself as a laddish boy next door, who just so happens to be a credible musician.