Aime Simone has released his brand new single ‘Everything’s Changing’. The track is the latest to be taken from his forthcoming debut album Say Yes, Say No out on July 31st.
‘Everything’s Changing’ is an airy electronic acoustic-laced track, which opens the forthcoming album. The song is about acceptance of mortality. It is about facing the fear of death, the unknown, and accepting the finite nature of a lifetime.
BRAND NEW SINGLE RELEASED
SAY YES, SAY NO
DEBUT ALBUM OUT JULY 31st
The song is meant as a celebration of the transition from a teenage subconscious belief in immortality, the inability to fathom death, to a newfound perspective, forced through life experiences, to accept the inevitable. Part of this change is to mourn the loss of freedom and fearlessness that allowed one to experiment and evolve. Time becomes heavier but also more precious.
‘Everything’s Changing’ is written from the viewpoint of someone who has lost a loved one. It is asking the passed spirit for advice, about how to embrace the loss of control, how to understand and face mortality, to treasure the passing of time and make the best of it.
Regarding the single Aime says, “This song is inspired by the thoughts and feelings I was affected by when I became a father. It made me realise that one day I won’t be there for my daughter, and that’s the cycle of life. It is a hard lesson. The illusion of immortality is a cocoon that allowed me to experiment with my body and psyche in order to discover myself without fear of consequence. But when death became relevant, it felt like my past self was experiencing some kind of death, which somehow made me understand better what it means to be alive.”
The forthcoming album Say Yes, Say No is a bright and soulful record from the Berlin-based, Parisian singer and is entirely self-written, produced and mixed. It is an open journal and a journey that weaves from reflective nostalgia of melancholic lows, to a breath of new energy and hopeful sentimentality.
Say Yes, Say No is a sensitive and unique take on pop music and finds Aime inspired by his varied influences; from post punk and indie rock, to hip hop and trap, as well as soul and 60s pop.
The album prompts a response from all emotions. It’s a record to dance to, as found in the vivid alt-pop of lead single ‘What’s Up With The World?’, while it’s also a record to cry to. The latter provoked by deeply honest and moving moments such as the haunting ‘Don’t Be Sad’, or the single ‘In This Dark Time’, recorded in reaction to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Say Yes, Say No carries an inspiring theme throughout, revealing a supportive message of comfort to those who have ever felt alienated or isolated.
This is demonstrated directly in the title itself. Say Yes, Say No reflects a life of self-doubt, heavily influenced by icons, while also dispirited by the opinions of others. Ultimately Say Yes, Say No flourishes to celebrate a new found self-confidence.
Aime Simone’s character is both unusual and complex, dictated by a life that has experienced great highs, the deepest lows, and huge challenges.
Say Yes, Say No plays as an open diary, deeply honest and therapeutic, both sonically and lyrically. Inspired by life changing moments and a fresh outlook on the world, the album is captivating and thought provoking. Say Yes, Say No is an intimate introduction to the fascinating being of Aime Simone.
“Aime Simone’s uplifting melancholic pop finds hope in apocalyptic times”
“Aime Simone offers tenderness… A songwriter of rare depth, the emotional undercurrents from his work are innately tied to the world around him.”
FURTHER INFORMATION ON AIME SIMONE
Aime Simone was born and raised in Paris. During childhood he fell victim to intense bullying, this mental trauma from this developed in his early teenage years and he began to experience symptoms of PTSD.
These PTSD symptoms developed into anorexia and related physical injuries and operations. This led to multiple stays at clinics in an attempt to heal, yet his inner demons ultimately led to a tragic suicide attempt.
During his clinic stays Aime spent the duration of his healing writing poetry in a journal. As a music lover and songwriter, during a stay at the clinic in 2012, Aime got permission to attend a Pete Doherty show at Paris’ Bus Palladium, of who he was a big fan.
He took the journal along to the show with the intention of giving it to Pete. Aime had no idea how he was going to get the journal to Pete and so mid-set took to throwing it onstage, accidentally hitting Pete on the face. Pete in turn began reading excerpts to the sold out crowd. Aime screams for Pete’s guitar in a vein hope of some exchange, but was instead pulled onstage and given the guitar to play.
This was Aime’s first ever performance in front of a crowd, and one that thankfully ended in applause – something quite extraordinary for a stranger onstage at a Pete Doherty show. Aime was instructed to stay and invited backstage after, what ensued was a year of intense songwriting sessions at the Libertines frontman’s apartment.
From this bizarre first encounter blossomed a very precious friendship, which saw Pete help Aime out of his darkest time while also mentoring Aime in his artistic development and eventually to him opening for Pete at his shows.
It also opened doors to the fashion world, where he had a successful career modelling. It led him to travel the world for three years, featuring highlights including Hedi Slimane’s 2013 Saint Laurent campaign, which included Aime opening the catwalk in Paris.
In 2017 Aime moved to Berlin and immediately fell in love with the hedonistic city. He was once again surrounded by likeminded people and became heavily inspired by the iconic techno scene.
His music evolved as he expanded his skills with electronic elements, experimenting with 909 and 808 drum machines, to the point where he was again performing live and throwing his own events. It led to Aime being awarded the revered artist residency at the Night Embassy last year, and he recently paired his music and fashion skills again to create an artistic video campaign for WEEKDAY.
In 2020 Aime Simone presents his considered musical direction, inspired by his worldly travels and looking towards the future. With his debut album Say Yes, Say No he marks the beginning of an important new journey.