Copenhagen based Danish/Ethiopian singer/songwriter Ayoe Angelica has released her new single ‘Stupid’.
The track engages directly with a soulfully mellow opening, which upliftingly builds to an emotional climax.
Having spent the last years touring Europe as back up singer for big popstars in Scandinavia, Ayoe is now focusing on her own project and artistic ideas.
Describing the song’s inspiration Ayoe Angelica’s says, “Though “Stupid” sounds like bittersweet a lovesong. It is actually not based on a traditional love affair but on these mixed feelings I often get as an artist. Writing pop music and performing can at times feels purposeless, and I sometimes get insecure and feel like quitting all of it to start looking for a “proper” job. Others days, I feel like music is actually living inside of me, that singing is the only way I can ever express myself.”
The line ‘start looking for a “proper” job‘ does make uncomfortable reading that many of her fellow artists will recognise. Creating music for the world to enjoy for eternity is a proper job, though artists and musicians are incredibly undervalued and woefully underpaid (#spotify). If all music was to disappear, people would pay millions to hear the harmonies of a single song again.
So keep the music coming Ayoe!
You are valued.