Swords, County Dublin
The musical landscape in Dublin has seen a sea change like no other over the past 5 years. A new
generation of artists are cross fertilising genres, and coming out with songs that are hugely ambitious and
break free from the guitar band mould that had been the dominant sound for so long.
This fresh blood runs through Dublin singer/songwriter Aimée, who released her debut single ‘Don’t
Bother’, in early 2019. The track went straight to the top of the iTunes chart and has amassed over 200,000 streams to date - breaking into the national Top 40 Airplay Chart also.
A trained dancer, and natural vocalist, Aimée has navigated the bumpy pop path to emerge as a
confident songwriter, and an artist who is – and sounds - completely in control of her creative vision.
Inspired musically by nineties icons such as Christina Aguilera, and Britney Spears, Aimée grew up in
Dublin listening- diligently- to every vocal run, every empowering lyric and pure pop melody that
Aguilera, Spears and their peers were releasing.
Embracing the early noughties production style of Max Martin, but coupling this with a love of current
artists such as Ariana Grande, Charlie Puth and Demi Lovato, Aimée began working on her current
material in early 2018.
Striking up a creative harmony with producer Richey McCourt, ‘Don’t Bother’ – a confident, catchy and
fun break up song – came together in a session where Aimée decided that the narrative of victim was
over-used in break-up songs, as was anger. She crafted a song that was authentic to her experience, and
allowed those powerhouse vocals to take centre stage.
"’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
Aimée is no stranger to having an audience to entertain. As a teen, she began uploading cover videos to
YouTube, resulting in hundreds of thousands of views, and a new online audience. This has migrated
largely to Instagram, where her music takes centre stage, but her honest and genuine personality shines
in equal measure.