Aidan Skira returns with his brand-new single, “In Your Shoes,” which begs to be played loud and heard now! Emerging from the depths of his basement studio in Vaughan, Ontario, 19-year-old Aidan Skira is driven by a visceral need to get his dark and yet hopeful perspective out into the world. Growing up in a working-class suburban family, Skira’s sheltered upbringing hid him from the atrocities of the modern world. Now deep into the trials and tribulations of adolescence, he is discovering the realities of adulthood and using his music and animations to make sense of it all.
A one-man show, he has a vision all his own; self-taught, self-produced, self-animated. With an organic following of bedroom music heads and kids from the suburbs who relate to the heartbreak of being exposed to the truths of adult life, Skira knows he has a unique perspective to share – and is bringing his people with him.
To be in someone else’s shoes is to experience things from their perspective. New single, “In Your Shoes,” tries to figure out what the other person’s angle is in order to relate/adapt to their outlook on things. Penned during a time in Skira’s life when he kept getting taken advantage of by people who took his kindness for weakness and drained him of his energy. Get more info on Skira’s official website.
Commenting on the track, Skira states:
“I wrote ‘In Your Shoes’ at a time when people took advantage of me. They mistook my kindness for weakness and drained me of my energy. I served as an outlet for them, but that favor was never reciprocated towards me when I needed support. I tried putting myself in their shoes, imagining what life would be like if I cared about others in the way they cared for me. But, while we should stick up for ourselves, we don’t have to be like somebody else just to give them a taste of their own medicine. I can’t force myself to be someone I’m not, so I’m staying in my shoes!”