Rising Irish pop artist Aimée on her loved-up new single ‘No person Else’, creating feel-good music, and evaluating notes with celebrity songwriter Max Martin.
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Dublin pop starlet Aimée Fitzpatrick has come a good distance since shopping for her personal recording microphones as a teen. The 27-year-old signed to Common Music following a string of blistering singles and a collaboration with ‘Maniac 2000’ DJ Mark McCabe. Boasting each break-up and empowerment anthems, her 2020 debut EP Confessions, and final yr’s follow-up ‘From The Coronary heart’, have been each gems. 

For good measure, the singer additionally appeared on Irish Ladies In Concord’s Cranberries cowl, ‘Desires’. Now, Aimée is decided to make additional inroads into the mainstream along with her model new single, the dance banger ‘No person Else’.

“I’m fortunate that I’ve by no means felt uncontrolled since I’ve been signed,” she displays. “I very a lot really feel like I’m operating my very own ship. I used to be writing and dealing with a great deal of completely different producers, however I simply knew I wasn’t prepared. It might have been insecurity, however I needed to await the appropriate time and the appropriate music. Then I did a function with Mark McCabe, and that was how the label found me. 

“They requested for a gathering and wished to listen to my very own stuff. Since then, they’ve had me within the room with superb writers – that was how I met my producer. All the pieces appeared to line up completely. As soon as I discovered the appropriate producer and staff, it gave me that increase of vanity. Issues simply clicked.”

Aimée. Copyright Miguel Ruiz.

Given how new to the business Aimée was, how did the singer-songwriter address Covid-19 lockdowns?

“Oh, it bought to a stage the place I used to be on jobs.ie!” she laughs. “It was robust, as a result of it was on the very begin of my profession. All the pieces was going up till Covid hit. I needed to resolve whether or not I used to be going to surrender and do nothing for 2 years, or reap the benefits of that point. I began writing over Zoom and making new connections. I’m glad I did, as a result of in any other case I wouldn’t have my new single, nor would I’ve gone to Sweden and met Max Martin. I used to be in a little bit of a funk for some time.”

‘No person Else’ is a feelgood observe mixing ’90s R&B with a slick, trendy Swedish pop twist. Engaged on the music over Zoom with Richey McCourt and Swedish author Nick Jarl (Westlife, Loreen), Aimée later flew to Stockholm to complete the music.

“I knew I used to be going to go regardless, as a result of Nick, the producer and songwriter I’d been working with, lives over there,” Fitzpatrick explains. “I didn’t realise it will be a totally life-changing journey! It’s undoubtedly certainly one of my prime cities to go to on this planet. It’s so inspiring. Aside from the fantastic thing about it, the place is unbelievably clear and secure, particularly for ladies. The primary night I used to be there, I really met Max Martin.

“Nick had organized it as a shock for me,” she continues, beaming. “Once I bought off the flight, he was like, ‘Comply with me, I wish to present you one thing’ and I assumed it was a monument. Nick is aware of that each music we work on, I’m at all times considering, ‘What would Max Martin do?’ We pulled up exterior this townhouse with large gates, and Nick simply had this large smile on his face and mentioned, ‘Max is anticipating you.’

“We sat in his studio for hours and he listened to my new music, giving me suggestions. He additionally performed some unreleased songs with the most important pop artist on this planet, which was such a belief train on his half. I might have leaked it! He was super-nice. Folks at all times say don’t meet your idols, however he exceeded expectations. If Max Martin provides you music adjustments, you fucking make them. I referred to as my label and advertising and marketing staff to carry the music, and we made the edits actually that evening.”

The one is the primary music ever written about her boyfriend and “secure area”. It’s a joyful counterpoint to Aimée’s extra heartbroken numbers.

“‘No person Else’ was speculated to be a love music, which was completely different for me,” she considers. “Folks assume I hate males, as a result of all my tracks are break-up songs or feminist jams. I wished to intentionally write lighter music for when the world opens up, and also you’re preparing for an evening out, or blaring it within the automobile on a sunny day. My boyfriend would at all times ask once I was going to jot down a music about him! He loves it, and his mam is delighted. She will get slightly point out within the second verse.

“We’ve been greatest buddies since we have been seven. We didn’t get collectively till we have been 20. I’ve had different boyfriends, he’s had different girlfriends, however we at all times remained greatest buddies. He finally bought out of the friend-zone, poor child!”

•‘No person Else’ is out now.