You know I get a lot of emails from American teenagers wanting me to listen to their music and sometimes I actually do. But more often than not, it's absolute shit.
But when I listened to the music of fourteen-year-old (yes, 14!) Ashton Zanecki from Maryland, I was a little surpised. Ashton is an aspiring singer/songwriter/producer and has put together some left-field electro which is "not bad". It's a little computer pop for right now, but I think Ashton shows loads of potential for a teenager. Take a listen to "Get Outta My Face" and "Getaway/Orange Radio" on his MySpace page and I think you'll understand where I'm coming from.
Ashton lists his influcences as Timbaland, Lady Gaga, Hilary Duff, Jeffree Star, Keith Urban, Madonna and Gwen Stefani. He dreams to be as big as Britney Spears one day. I wish him all the luck in the world. When he gets old enough to leave home and move to the big city like all aspiring creative youngsters do, I'm sure he'll make a bit of a splash wherever he plugs his Macbook in. All you future pop stars and tarts should be wooing Ashton for a collab.
And completley random thought – He kinda reminds me of the boy in Madonna's "Open Your Heart" video – just sayin.