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Interview | Aime Simone

Aime Simone has released his brand new single ‘In This Dark Time’. The Berlin by way of Paris singer and producer wrote the song during this isolated and lonely period of the coronavirus pandemic while he has been contemplating on these times.


‘In This Dark Time’ leads with a solemn hum of downbeat bass, stark guitars and pensive vocals, before building with upbeat electronics as Aime’s thoughtful lyricism shines a glimmer of hope and optimism for the future. Regarding the single Aime says:

“‘In This Dark Time’ is about being stuck in a difficult phase, desiring a rebirth, and turning to love to bring a new start. The song has a melancholic yet driven feeling, which for me invokes a sense of nostalgia, despair, and still, a hope for the future. I wrote and recorded the track recently at home during the on-going Covid-19 crisis. It is a reflection on these trying times where everyone is isolated, prompted towards inner considerations and facing existential fears.”

‘In This Dark Time’ follows the release of Aime’s debut single ‘What’s Up With The World?’ last month. The subtle alt-pop of ‘What’s Up With The World’ played as Aime’s meditation on the chaotic world we currently live in, and the power of love within it, reflecting strength in solidarity during a time where many feel a sense of isolation, numbness and anxiety.

Aimes' music reflects the separations of his disparate life and influences, pulling from his love of indie, his involvement in the Berlin techno scene, while also inspired by the likes of Lil Peep, Grimes and Kanye West, resulting in an exciting amalgamation of genres to curate his unique sound.

Please introduce yourself to our readers and tell us something interesting about you! When did you start making music? Who or what is your biggest inspiration? Who's on your playlist right now? "I am a healer, soul-searcher, daydreamer. I make music every day. I started as a young kid and became more serious about it as a teenager. My biggest inspiration is my grandfather. Right now I am listening to Charm Mone, Loco Candy, Chudnyy, Kodama, and Naim."

You've just released your new single 'In This Dark Time'. Tell us a bit about the track! "It’s about letting yourself be inspired by love, to move forward and get out of an eclipsed reality."

How would you describe your sound in 5 words? "A space to be me."

You've made a great connection and friendship with The Libertines frontman Pete Doherty! What's the most important thing he's told you or the most valuable piece of advice he's given you?

"He told me:  Never stop making music. If you lose your faith in love and music the end won’t be long."

You moved to Berlin a few years back. What is it that made you fall in love with the city? "The people. It’s diversity, tolerance and inclusivity made me feel at home."

What do you hope to achieve next? "I hope to tour the world, that’s my dream."



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