Born in Florida, Aidan Bissett was raised on classic rock bands like Led Zeppelin and AC/DC. He moved to Oregon with his family when he was five and started playing electric guitar in second grade. By the time his family moved back to Florida, he was a teen. Enamored with indie rock, he began teaching himself to produce his own music.
“I’d stay up until 3 a.m., even on school nights, just trying to figure everything out through a lot of trial and error,” he recalls. Bissett had a late-night breakthrough with a track called “Different” – an immaculately composed yet free-flowing piece of indie pop that would become his debut single. With its bouncy rhythms and glistening guitar riffs, the irresistibly summery song showcases Bissett’s gift for blending heart-on-sleeve sincerity with self-effacing humor.
Released in July 2020, “Different” immediately gained traction online. As he amassed a sizable following on TikTok, Bissett next put out “Worst Girls of All Time,” an anti-love-song spiked with moody guitar riffs, and “More Than Friends,” a bittersweet but breezy track that succinctly captures the pain of getting friend-zoned. After “Worst Girls of All Time” landed on Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist, Bissett caught the attention of major labels and signed with Capitol in late 2020.