“When I think of summer I’m not thinkin’ ‘bout a lover,

Remember when the lights came on and we would run for cover?

Still wonder if you feel the same,

Do you remember making daisy chains with me?”

The soundtrack to your summer has arrived as Aimée releases the brand-new Daisy Chains (The Summer EP) today 5th July. Recorded in LA, the UK, Sweden and Ireland and working with Ash Howes (Kylie Minogue) and Joakim Berg, this latest offering from Ireland’s hottest popstar marks a milestone in Aimée’s career as her first major release as an independent artist. It includes radio hit ‘Passenger Seat’ and title track ‘Daisy Chains’. Aimée is self-managed and writes every song she releases herself, meaning every song is from the heart.  

From the endless summers of childhood, eating 99s and making daisy chains, to summer love, road trips and drinking cocktails by the pool, Daisy Chains (The Summer EP) captures the many themes of summertime and taps into nostalgia and good vibes to deliver the musical equivalent of a perfect beach read; there’s romance, heartbreak, friends, family, sunshine… and a few of those dependable Irish rain showers!

Track listing – see notes to editors for ‘Behind The Songs’:

  1. Daisy Chains
  2. Runaway
  3. Sun-Kissed
  4. Skinny Dipping
  5. Passenger Seat
  6. 99s On The Beach

And if you’re looking for the perfect excuse for a summer night out in Dublin, tickets are available for Aimée’s upcoming summer show on 4th August 2024 in the Green Room at The Academy on Ticketmaster now.

The Daisy Chains EP follows the success of Aimée’s Christmas single, ‘Grafton Street Lights’, which won the Christmas FM Song Contest to be crowned Ireland’s Christmas Song of the Year in 2023, and receiving over 5million streams on Spotify as part of the Irish Women In Harmony collective for their first single, a version of ‘Dreams’ by The Cranberries.

Based between Dublin and LA, Aimée has been dominating the Irish radio charts since her debut single in 2018 as the highest played female on Irish radio in 2022 and continuing her success in the music industry with every new release she drops. Follow @aimeemusicofficial on Instagram for all the latest from Aimée.


Notes to Editors:

Daisy Chains – Behind The Songs – in Aimée’s words:

1. ‘Daisy Chains’ – theme is nostalgia: This centres around the nostalgic sadness of how summer will never be as magical as it was when you were a kid – the feeling of summer being endless and not having a care in the world. I wrote this song about my childhood best friend and how, since we have grown up and moved on with our separate lives, summers will always remind me of that time. Of all the summer romances and heartbreaks, nothing hits quite as hard as thinking back to your childhood summers that you will never have again.  

2. ‘Runaway’ – theme is girl-code: This is a song dedicated to my ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend, basically warning her to run! I wrote this song with a “big sister/girl code” kind of sentiment. For me, looking out for other women has been instilled in me ever since I was a little girl by my mam. So I love to write music that empowers women and gives us the power in situations where women would normally be pitted against each other. Even though she is my ex’s new girlfriend, the girl code in me still wants to look out for her: “If you let him do it once, he’ll be doing it twice so before you let him steal it… you should run away, run away while it’s still beating.”

3. ‘Sun-kissed’ – theme is summer love: You can’t have a summer EP without including a summer love song. I fell in love in the summer of 2014, and I still remember the heart-stopping and nervous butterflies feeling every day. The kick drum was the first thing to bring the song together because it represented that feeling of your heart beating out of your chest. I wanted to reference all of those exciting feelings with different elements of summer: “Kiss me like the sun on my face” and “Pull me in like salt water, touch my skin cause you wanna, if it hurts, it’s healing, babe.” Ten years later, I still get to experience this feeling every summer with my summer love.

4. ‘Skinny Dipping’ – theme is drinks on the beach: This is the ultimate groovy, sexy beach vibes song. I wrote this song while in LA with Jaco, and I remember walking into the studio and saying, “I want to create a song that I can listen to while sipping a margarita,” and out comes ‘Skinny Dipping’. I wanted this song to be an escape, where you forget about your job, your worries, and most importantly, your waistline! I have always hated how summer is always so heavily focused on having the ‘perfect summer body.’ To me, the perfect summer is a carefree summer: “Don’t have to think ’bout Monday, we compare freckles and our tan lines. Don’t give a shit about our waistline… Ohhhh, take your clothes off!”

5. ‘Passenger Seat’ – a driving song: Even though this song has a very personal meaning to me about losing my mam, I really wanted this song to be open enough that people suffering from any kind of loss, breakup or losing a friend, could relate to it. For me, my favourite place to blast a song and have a good cry is my car… and ‘Passenger Seat’ is that song for me. It’s a dance-through-your-tears song. Everybody has somebody that they miss being there beside them, but this song is to remind people that although they might not be sitting in that seat anymore, they will “always be riding shotgun in your memory.”

6. ‘99s On The Beach’ – a love letter to my parents: ‘99s on the Beach’ is all the words I want my parents to hear in a song. I have been so blessed to have such an incredible childhood with amazing summer memories, and this is all down to my parents. Even though summer is filled with parties, excitement, and travel, it’s also a time to slow down and spend some quality time with your family. Some of my best memories are being with my parents wearing a rain jacket in the middle of summer because… IRELAND… but having “99s on the beach”. This song is basically a thank you letter to my parents for giving me such a beautiful upbringing.

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