BREAKOUT IRISH POP STAR AIMÉE SHARES DANCE ANTHEM
“With artists like Aimée on the scene it is safe to say the future of Irish music is in good hands.” –
Jenny Greene (RTÉ2FM)
“Each new release from the Universal Music signee takes her closer to her goal, the work of an artist with the world at her feet. A profoundly independent voice.” – CLASH
The Irish pop artist on everyone’s watch list, Aimée is rocketing into 2022 with a high-octane new dance pop single that is sure to become an anthem and establish the 26-year-old Dubliner as a household name.
Nobody Else is an infectious dance track in the vein of Robyn with hints of Anne-Marie and is out now via Universal Music Ireland. Listen HERE.
Nobody Else is a feelgood track that blends the 90s R’n’B vibe that will be familiar to people who know and love Aimée with a slick, modern Swedish pop twist that is sure to win her even more fans.
Working on the track with long-time producer Richey McCourt (Will Young, TINI) and Swedish writer Nick Jarl (Westlife, Loreen), the track really does symbolize the end of lockdown for Aimée, as, after beginning the writing process over video call, when restrictions eased, she flew to Stockholm to finish the song in person. Aimée explains:
“Finishing this song in snowy Stockholm was a dream come true. I got to write in person, in the room with incredible songwriters. I was lucky enough to spend some time with my songwriting hero Max Martin, at his home studio in Stockholm. It was a dream to play him the unfinished version of Nobody Else and some other unreleased material and chat all things songwriting with him. It was so inspirational, and I carried that excitement with me, as myself, Nick and Richey put the finishing touches to Nobody Else.”
Despite its infectious dance hook, Nobody Else is, at its core, a love song that is very personal to Aimée. She says:
“I am lucky to be in a relationship with someone who is my best friend and my safe place all in one. This is actually the first song I’ve ever written about my boyfriend and it’s really joyful, so it’s a nice juxtaposition with some of my other songs that deal with heartbreak and more serious subjects! In the song I am describing the journey of my relationship and how it blossomed into more than just a friendship. It’s really close to my heart.”
Having rescheduled live shows like so many others, Aimée is delighted to have a string of Irish dates locked in for 2022. She dazzled fans with her Irish tour at the beginning of February, and received a glowing review from Hot Press Magazine, who said “Aimée infused her performance with just the right dash of 90’s diva sass, confirming that she has what it takes to be a true blue pop-star… the next big thing.” Aimée will also play indiependence festival in Cork and sultfeile in Donegal this summer.
Aimée’s arrival on the scene in 2018 led to a string of Top 40 hits at home in Ireland, as well as support from BBC, Kiss, Clash and more. Her debut EP Confession shot to the No. 1 spot in the iTunes Pop Album Chart, not to mention the overall iTunes Album Chart.
Songs like Don’t Call Me Pretty established her as an artist who wasn’t about to compromise on her feminism, while Naked explored the full range of her vocals, finding comfort in embracing vulnerability. Single Bulletproof, written in response to online bullies, proved that hers was a voice committed to championing causes close to her heart, and led to a battle for the top spot in the iTunes chart with Billie Eilish.
Aimée is also part of the Irish Women In Harmony collective, whose first single Dreams received over 5 million streams on Spotify and made history as the first female act to hold the number one spot on the Official Homegrown Irish Chart.
Since then, she has been a champion for Irish women’s voices in an industry dominated by men. While women still fight for equality on airways, in writing rooms and on the live stage, Aimée says no more. After spending lockdown reflecting on her journey so far, Aimée is approaching the future with clear-eyed determination. The goal? To create empowering, uncompromising, nostalgia-tinged pop, just when we need it most.
Read Aimée’s full biography here.