Airports is Australian DIY pop artist Aaron Lee. After taking on two life threatening illnesses and the ups and downs of being a full time creative, Airports is an avid voice for personal development mental health. With his eyes set on influencing listeners while travelling the world, the Sydney dwelling artist isn’t afraid to take a non-conventional approach, further fortifying his unique sonic identity by defying & blending genres of hip hop, punk, electronic and pop. Taking care of writing, singing, production and engineering all himself, Airports is an independant pop force to be reckoned with.
Off the back of his feel-good record “U Feel It 2” which was featured by Live Nation’s ‘Ones To Watch’ & Pop Dust, and accumulated over 12 thousand music video streams (starring his fans from around the world); Airports has returned with “Party All The Time”.
“Party All The Time” is a bass heavy, sing-rap anthem featuring Los Angeles artist R I L E Y. R I L E Y recently released his debut album LOSS ANGELES which includes “Dead & Over” with Blackbear and has quickly surpassed one million streams. Sonically the track pays homage to Airports love of both hip hop and punk, combining both genres to create something new and exciting, reminiscent of Machine Gun Kelly and Chase Atlantic.
We had the opportunity to chat with Airports about his latest single, what he’s learned along the way and how he’s staying connected.
Kat: Can you share some of the inspiration behind your latest single “Party All The Time”? and how you feel it differs from your previous work?
Airports: I think it’s more of a fun song as apposed to the seriousness of my previous ones. It’s just about not being able to get with a girl who is in love with socialising more than you.
Kat: For those just getting into your music, how would you describe your sound?
Airports: A clean pop mix of hip hop & punk.
Kat: You’ve garnered support from tastemaker radio stations such as Triple J (Australia), George FM (New Zealand), and Kiis FM, as well as amassing over 780,000 independent Spotify streams to date. What have you learned along the way?
Airports: That the fan’s are the most important aspect of this industry.
Kat: Do you have any advice for emerging artists? Or have you ever been given any advice that really stuck with you or made an impact?
Airports: “Keep Going”. Because that’s literally it. If you have a true love and passion for creating music and are in it because you live and breath it, not for the success. Then you just keep going and be true to yourself. If you love it, people will connect and success will follow.
Kat: How has Covid-19 and the world in general impacted your music? and has it inspired you to find other ways of reaching out and creating?
Airports: It’s inspired me work harder on my releases and quality music. Sure the ‘industry’ is suffering, but I think if you can learn to make the most of L’s that makes you a winner.
Connect with Airports: https://www.instagram.com/airportsmusic