Raised on a strong diet of empowering 90s pop such as ChristinaAguilera and BritneySpears, Dublin-based artist Aimée was always keen to look beyond the glossy pop production in search of the more meaningful lyrics within. She now looks to establish herself as a strong contender with the release of her debut single ‘Don’tBother’.
Originally trained as a dancer, the naturally talented vocalist was quick to learn the pop ropes, working her way through the guitar-band dominated sound of her surroundings to find the voice she had been looking for. Teaming up with producer RicheyMcCourt, the pair conjured up a delightfully catchy pop nugget that gives a whole new dimension to the break-up song. Rather than playing the victim, she opts for a more powerful and confident position, channeling the recent attitude of fellow artists likeArianaGrande.
Speaking about her new release, she added, “’Don’t Bother’, for me, is the song that every person who has been through the type of break up that I went through, needs. I wrote ’Don’t Bother’ last year with my good friend Richey when I was reminiscing about a relationship that I had been a part of that had fallen apart. In the past I’ve written lots of songs about break-ups but they always sounded quite sad & I was always the victim.
“When in reality I never felt like the victim, and I think that’s a narrative that’s been told too many times. What I really wanted was to write a song about a break up that is strong & empowering. Not angry or vengeful, but a definite ‘two fingers – it’s your loss’ vibe. Something that felt real and authentic to my past experiences.
“I love ‘Don’t Bother’ so much because I feel like everyone has come across that one person that thinks they can have whoever they want, whenever they want. That’s only in a relationship for what they can get out of it. It’s basically a song to tell that person, ‘Don’t bother, I’ll be gone!’ – and take the power back.”