“I’ve been dancing with somebody new/ Just dancing to forget you”.
At only 16 years old, Toronto based artist AJA has quickly established herself as a rising newcomer to watch this year. Part of an exciting new wave of young Canadian artists, AJA emerged onto the music scene last year with her dazzling combination of candid lyricism and distinctive vocals that has quickly garnered her international attention and acclaim; having now racked up over one and a half million streams on Spotify alone. The latest example of her captivating and enchanting artistry; last week AJA came back with her brand new single, and first track of the year, Red Button.
The ultimate break-up anthem that encourages us to break that connection with an ex; Red Button is a sultry, vibrant and addictive pop-led banger that is all about being empowered enough to walk away from something or someone that isn’t good for you. With a captivating instrumental, filled with hard hitting beats and infectious pop melodies, the songs perfectly captures the blend of pure up-tempo pop energy with meaningful and relatable lyricism. However, commanding the sonic landscape, and the stand out feature of the track, are AJA’s bold and impassioned vocals; showcasing and highlighting this side of her artistic skill and talent
“When someone breaks your heart, I mean really breaks your heart, it’s easy to hit the Red Button and decline their call. Wrote Red Button with Jimmy McGormam, It was one of those collaborations that happened so organic yet so fitting. Jimmy already had the concept for the song but was looking for the right singer for it. We were introduced by a mutual friend Kurt. I’m guessing I was the right singer”
With an exciting journey ahead, make sure to keep up with AJA on all her socials; and keep your eyes and ears peeled for all her latest music news and releases.