Aimée Fitzpatrick has opened up about how the coronavirus pandemic impacted her music career.
The Irish singer spoke exclusively to Goss.ie, and revealed how she discovered her passion for music at a young age.
“I don’t ever remember music not being there, which is crazy because I remember being three years old and watching Britney and Christina on the TV and saying ‘That’s what I want to do when I grow up’,” she shared.
“It just felt like that’s what I was born to do – which sounds so cheesy and cliché but it’s the truth.”
“In school, I struggled a lot with teachers saying: ‘Yeah but what’s your plan B?’, and I never had one. If I had a plan B, there was no point in trying my plan A because I’m already doubting myself.”
“I had no doubt that it was what I was going to do. If I’m 90 and I’m just singing at weddings, I’m fine because I’m doing what I love to do.”
Addressing the coronavirus pandemic and spending a lot of time alone during lockdown, Aimée confessed: “It’s been good for my creative process. I’ve got so much writing done and new inspirations.”
“I’m a very busy person normally so I’m usually always surrounded by people. I’m very rarely on my own and I never normally did well on my own to be honest,” she explained.
“Just with anxiety and stuff – usually when I’m on my own that’s when my head starts thinking. But I’ve really actually been enjoying having my own space the last few months which has been amazing.”
“Obviously on the negative side, the biggest summer of my life this year was cancelled. But in terms of the creative process, it actually has been great.”
Opening up about her plans for the rest of the year, Aimée shared: “At the moment, I’m working on some virtual shows and concerts from home through social media. That’s my plan for the next few months because it’s not looking likely that there’ll be shows before Christmas.”
“I’m also writing new music for the new EP that’s going to be coming out in the new year. Last week the producer was like ‘we should stop writing songs we’ve about 25 now so we have to stop and pick which ones we like’ because we’ve just had so much time so we kept writing and writing and writing.”
“I never really did Instagram live shows until lockdown, and I was so annoyed that I hadn’t done them before because they’re so much fun! It’s just amazing being able to be one button away from people.”
“People are often shocked when I message them back and I’m like ‘I’m not Beyoncé – of course I’ll answer you!’” she laughed, “If it wasn’t for my fans I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing.”
Aimée also shared her excitement after announcing last week that she will be embarking on a tour next year – hitting venues in Dublin, Galway, Cork, Limerick and Belfast.
“It’s just great to have something to look forward to really,” she added.
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Mammy… I’m going on tour 😂🤍🇮🇪 . This has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl to have a list of shows with my name on it… I’m just so excited to be able to meet so many more of you and share my music with you all 🤍 This is going to be such a special one… my very first tour!!! This has been such a wobble of a year … so having this to look forward to just makes me so happy!!! WHOS COMING?! 🤩🙈 . TICKETS GO ON SALE ON MONDAY ON TICKETMASTER! 🔥 . (Anybody that has tickets for my October show that show has been rescheduled to February 12th so your tickets are already valid!) . P.s I’m so scared 👀😂🙈
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