Love is where you find it. And Apryll Aileen finds it in sunny SoCal in her new video for the song Don’t Make Me Wait — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist!
The East Coast singer-songwriter takes a stroll along the Venice Beach boardwalk in this lighthearted clip for her new single co-written by Perry Rod and produced by his brother Marty Rod. With its upbeat mood and spontaneous vibe, the video reflects the creation of the song, which offers a modern-day blend of ’80s and ’90s sounds.
“The day before Valentine’s Day, my friend Andrea Tan invited me over to her friend Perry’s place, who I had never met,” recalls Aileen. “When I walked into his house, I was instantly drawn to the upright piano. My heart is always so full of love in Venice Beach and this night was no exception.
“As soon as I sat down, I started writing the hook for the song. Perry came over and started giving ideas and by the next day we had the full song. Turns out his brother Marty is a producer. We went into West L.A. and laid down the track and that’s how this song came to me — through serendipity and no expectations. That’s how love should be.
“This song is about the importance of being present and realizing that time isn’t infinite,” she continues. “It’s about taking risks and not waiting to start that adventure with someone. I’m sure we’ve all been on the fence before with regards to jumping into love, wondering if we should go for it or not. This song is about being ready to take that chance and dive in with both feet.”
Aileen fell in love with music in her teenage years when she traveled to the Ukraine for piano master classes. She realized music was a language that connected the world. When she writes songs, she thinks of the collective and voices what others feel but can’t express. With soulful vocals, hooky melodies and raw emotion, her songwriting is inspired by real life events. From pain, to finding inner strength through love, her songs take the listener on a journey through their own inner landscape of being.
Aileen transcends genres, creating her own undefinable sound with influences coming from pop, rock, blues and jazz. She doesn’t imitate — she creates. A hybrid of two polarities, she blends melodic songwriting and raspy vocal tones from modern artists such as Ellie Goulding and Halsey but performs with intensity, dynamic range and vocal gravel that Stevie Nicks and Janis Joplin would be proud of.
She spends the majority of her time performing and writing music between the quiet solitude of Atlantic Canada and the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto. When she is not in either, she is usually found on the Venice Beach boardwalk, where her boho spirit and love for the sun and ocean collide.
Check out the video for Don’t Make Me Wait above and buy the single via the iTunes link below.