"Worlds Away" is a song about life’s journey,”
explained Aiden at this week’s announcement
of the song in New York. “Over these past two
years, I’ve learned that in life there are hills to
climb. It’s how we manage the fall and rise from
those hills that’s key to growing as people.”
“The song explores the point at which we
reach the proverbial light at the end of tunnel
and realize real growth. I hope ‘Worlds Away’
will inspire people to look closer at their lives
and strive to be better. I also hope they’ll
dance their asses off.”
.   Aiden Leslie describes his sound as Hip-
Pop with a strong dance influence. It is a
reflection on his life. This latest work comes
after the hardest loss Aiden Leslie has faced
in life: the death of his older sister.
“She was my only sibling and the primary
caretaker for my parents.”
"Worlds Away" is a song about life’s journey,”
explained Aiden at this week’s announcement
of the song in New York. “Over these past two
years, I’ve learned that in life there are hills to
climb. It’s how we manage the fall and rise from
those hills that’s key to growing as people.”
“The song explores the point at which we
reach the proverbial light at the end of tunnel
and realize real growth. I hope ‘Worlds Away’
will inspire people to look closer at their lives
and strive to be better. I also hope they’ll
dance their asses off.”
.   Aiden Leslie describes his sound as Hip-
Pop with a strong dance influence. It is a
reflection on his life. This latest work comes
after the hardest loss Aiden Leslie has faced
in life: the death of his older sister.
“She was my only sibling and the primary
caretaker for my parents.”
www.ambiente.us    FEBRUARY | FEBRERO 2011

AIDEN LESLIE | Hope, Hype & Hip-Hop
by Herb Sosa

After a two year self-imposed hiatus from music, Hip-Pop phenomenon Aiden
Leslie is set to release “Worlds Away” from VicTim Music Group. Penned by the
artist, “Worlds Away” examines human struggle and its aftermath.

I recently sat down with Aiden to get his thoughts on the new tracks, his life,
hopes & Hip-Hop.

How did you first get into music?
I have been performing since I was a child, so music has been a central point in
my life. But, It was really when I started hanging out in the NY club scene that I
started writing my own music. I started writing music with underground
performance artist Sun PK and opportunities began to come about soon after.

What advice can you give a younger “Aiden” wanting to get into the business?  
The good stuff – bad stuff?
I would say first, do music that that you absolutely love. Think about what you want
your "sound" to be, what you want to say and then fly with it. People will feel it no
matter what's "in" or "out". Also, be prepared for people to not like you...try not to
take it personal. Never easy to do, but it's important to do this as it will keep you
focused. Your audience will find you and vice-versa.
.
.
"Worlds Away" is a song about life’s
journey,” explained Aiden at this week’s
announcement of the song in New York.
“Over these past two years, I’ve
learned that in life there are hills to
climb. It’s how we manage the fall and
rise from those hills that’s key to
growing as people.”
“The song explores the point at which
we reach the proverbial light at the end
of tunnel and realize real growth. I hope
‘Worlds Away’ will inspire people to look
closer at their lives and strive to be
better. I also hope they’ll dance their
asses off.”
Aiden Leslie describes his sound as
Hip-Pop with a strong dance influence.
It is a reflection on his life. This latest
work comes after the hardest loss
Aiden Leslie has faced in life: the death
of his older sister.
“She was my only sibling and the
primary caretaker for my parents.”
.
You recently experienced a huge personal loss that affected your life and
career.  What got you out of it?  Is there a special someone in your life that
helped?  Friends? How?
My close friends are my rocks. They are always a huge
part of seeing me through good times and the bad. But, on a deeper level what
pushed me out the darkness was a fear that I was going to allow that darkness to
take over and therefore not realize my own dreams. That is my deepest fear, not
being able to fully realize my potential. This pushed me back into what I was
meant to do, my music. Essentially, something higher than myself.

Has working in Hip-Hop been a challenge, since you don’t necessarily fit the
mold of what is expected in this genre?
Not at all. I wouldn't describe my music as being Hip-Hop, but more "Hip-Pop".
It's a blend of Hip-Hop beats and clear pop melodies, with a dance vibe.  
Worlds Away has a great sound and a great message.  
What do you want your listeners to get from it?
We are all on a journey, and embracing this is important
for us to keep moving forward. Making the change,
knowing that you have made it and leaving it behind you.
That is the key.


What is next for you, personally & professionally. I'm
currently in the studio working on my follow up single to
"Worlds Away" and starting to write my first album. I'm very
focused on my work right now, but I'm also looking forward
to finding someone to share my life with. I will always
make room for that when it comes.

Describe a “day in the life” of Aiden…
Structure is important to me. I have to have enough sleep
and take care of myself. A lot of my day is centered around
the "hustle".  I am constantly reaching out to the press, my
producers, promoters, and a big part of my day is
connecting with my fans. I talk to people all over the world.
It gives me energy and also gives people a sense of what
I'm doing artistically.
I also spend about 5 days a week singing and hitting the
gym. It's important to stay healthy and maintain your
stamina.

If you couldn’t work in music, what would you be doing?
Besides wanting to do music, I was always interested in
Television Journalism. TV news has always excited me-I
find it fascinating.












“World’s Away”
will be available on
i-Tunes and at select
online retailers
February 15th.

aidenleslie.com


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Aiden admits losing his passion for
music. “My mind and soul were vacant. I
remember feeling so low, I didn’t think I
would ever return to music, even
though I knew it was the answer to
finding myself again.”
When a producer called, asking if he
were available to work on a track, Aiden
Leslie saw it as a way back to normal.
He had only one stipulation; that he be
allowed to express his vision in song. “I
didn’t care what came of it as long as it
was authentic to me.”
Though the message behind ‘Worlds
Away’ is serious, Aiden says shooting
the music video was fun. “There was a
joyous vibe on set. Everyone wanted to
be there.
We all felt a desire to visually convey
the essence of the song.
“I couldn’t be happier with the end
product. The music video is truly unlike
anything else playing on music video
channels today and the song is 100% me.
“I am grateful to have found my way
through darkness; to be given a second
chance to share my music is a real gift.”
Success to me is
having known that
you did not settle.

It would mean that
you went for it, and
gave it your all.

Can I say that I am
doing my best at this
point in my life?

Do I want more--Yes
to both questions.
All the rest is
icing on
the cake :)