Watch now: 18-year-old rising artist Aidan Bissett unveils a new official video for his single “More Than Friends“
The song is a bittersweet yet breezy track about the pain of getting friend-zoned – was included in BuzzFeed’s recent round-up of “62 Songs You’ve Definitely Listened To At Least 15 Seconds Of On TikTok This Year,” underscoring how ubiquitous “More Than Friends” has become since its release last November. Spotify streams of the song have now surpassed four million.
Just a year ago, Bissett released his first single, “Different,” which immediately gained traction online. As he amassed a sizable following on TikTok, he next put out “Worst Girls of All Time,” an anti-love-song spiked with moody guitar riffs that landed on Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist, and “More Than Friends.” Written, recorded, and produced entirely by Bissett, the songs earned him major buzz for his unguardedly honest yet hopeful songwriting. Combined global streams of his first three tracks and 2021’s “Communication” now exceed 8.5 million.
Bissett says: “This song could very well be the soundtrack to summer 2021!” Offering a hint of what’s to come, Bissett told the magazine, “I’ve been working on a ton of new music so fans should be ready for a wild summer of crazy cool songs!”
Enamored with indie rock, Bissett began at a very young age teaching himself to produce his own music. Channeling the pressures, anxieties and wildly heightened emotions of adolescence into songs, Bissett has forged a high-energy breed of indie-pop built on his shimmering guitar work, heart-on-sleeve sincerity and self-effacing humor.