This beautiful, stripped back version of ‘Break Me’ features The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir who is one of Ireland’s most renowned gospel choirs. Based in St. Francis Xavier’s Church on Gardiner Street, Dublin the choir lend a spiritual vibrancy to the track and complement the raw emotion reflected in Aimée’s lyrics about survival in the face of adversity.
Of the acoustic version of ‘Break Me’, Aimée says; “From the moment we started writing ‘Break Me’, I could hear a choir on it in my head. Ultimately with the single release version, we chose to move in a contemporary pop style with the production. But when the opportunity came up to record this acoustic version, with the Gardiner St. Choir, I felt like the stars had aligned. The power that exudes from that collection of voices coming together gave me chills! I feel very lucky to have them perform on this track.”
Due to demand, Aimée recently announced a venue upgrade for her debut headline show this coming November. The pop songstress was set to play to a sold-out Whelan’s in Dublin on November 24th but has now upgraded to The Grand Social, Dublin who will play host on the same date. Tickets available here!
‘Break Me’ was released last July and is Aimée’s second offering and the follow up to her debut Top 40 hit, ‘Don’t Bother’, a track that exudes conviction, self-value and principle. ‘Break Me’, also a Top 40 hit, is a song that acknowledges struggles, strength and survival and gives a glimpse into Aimée’s vulnerability and ultimate healing. To date, ‘Break Me’ has been streamed over 297,000 times.
Aimée recently took to Stradbally Co. Laois, where she stunned fans at her debut Electric Picnic performance on the Electric Arena stage.
Of Break Me, Aimée says: “Break Me is a song I wrote about my experience dealing with anxiety. Anxiety is something I have been dealing with since I was 7 years old. For a very long time it controlled my life. For me I took back the control when I stopped trying to fight it, and stopped trying to change who I am.”
“Although I still deal with this every single day, and I probably will for the rest of my life, I regained my strength by accepting this is who I am and knowing I am strong enough to get through it. I know nothing is going to break me.”
“I choose to be open about my own experiences in the hope that somebody listening, who may be feeling the same, might take the step of talking about it, too.”