A NEW WORLD
Aiden Leslie Returns To Dance Floor
By Franklyn Long
Aiden Leslie?s ?World?s Away? became the sleeper hit of the gay dance floor after it nabbed the #1 position on LOGO?s music countdown show a record four weeks in a row. Now the out-artist returns with his follow-up single ?Trying to Leave Now?. Penned by Leslie, the track is about salvaging what is right in a relationship before losing everything. It reads like a page out of Leslie?s own diary.
“I wrote Trying to Leave Now about a person in my life I have always had deep feelings for, but was afraid to express,? said Aiden Leslie from his studio in New York where he is currently recording his next track. ?We eventually came together but at the wrong time in both of our lives, making it impossible to pursue. We had such a long history; we had to ask ourselves if what was at stake was worth losing.?
Leslie says he was forced to battle trying to leave while the feelings were still strong and alive.
?When it comes to love, things are not black and white,? says Leslie. ?If love isn?t working, it?s important to be honest with yourself. You must find the courage to say what you feel to the other person and understand that sometimes, leaving is the only option.?
“Trying to Leave Now” was produced by Mike Degen, who has worked with Public Enemy, Anna Vassi and Rupaul.
?I learned from ?World?s Away? that everything is a stepping stone,? continues Leslie. ?One thing leads to another and it?s important to give full energy to each moment in order to propel that moment as far as you can. At some point, though, you have to surrender and let it go to see where it ends up on its own.?
?It?s the same with life,? he reflects. ?Be honest and find the courage to express your true feelings. The person in your life may choose to follow you on the next stepping stone, or they may choose to head in a different direction. Ultimately, by embracing the truth, you have nothing to lose, and everything to gain…whatever the outcome may be.?
For more information on Aiden Leslie and ?Trying to Leave Now?, visit www.aidenleslie.com.