This beautiful, stripped back version of “Break Me’” by Irish pop singer Aimée 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. Listen to the new acoustic version of Aimée’s single “Break Me” below now. Check out some quotes from her after the jump!
“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.” – Aimée
“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.” – Aimée