Worth the wait!
Aimie Laws’ new single I’ll be waiting is a hauntingly lovely acoustic anthem to love and longing.
She penned the song about a year ago when her ex, a fisherman, was preparing to go to sea for three months – pouring her feelings into a song that took an unusually brief 20 minutes to write.
Laws, who says she’s is in a happy place with a new boyfriend, is excited but a bit anxious about adding video to the song.
A homegrown product, Laws went with other local talents to produce both the single and the video.
The song was recorded at Jesse Clarke’s Earthtone Studios and the video was recorded with former boss and friend Bram Hermsen of Hole in the Wall Productions/Bram Michael Photography.
An acoustic recording with cello, acoustic guitar and acoustic base, Laws says she tried to keep I’ll be Waiting very raw.
Accompanying Laws on her new single are Jesse Clarke on guitar, Tyler Matthews on bass and Darrin Herting, playing the cello.
“Vocally it was the biggest challenge I’ve ever had in the recording studio,” she says, praising Clarke, who provided “huge” help. “It’s a happy song, a love song. If anyone has ever had to wait for someone, they’ll feel it – I hope.”
Laws says making the video was a challenge, particularly re-living the goodbye scene.
“I got a friend to do it, but it was really weird to act something out that was happening, but not happening,” she laughs. “The main reason for making the video is to say thank you to everyone for helping to get me to where I am today.”
Laws is referring to support she asked for when she put a recording on You Tube. It got an amazing 1,000 hits in no time from friends and fans.
Produced by Laws, the video was shot exclusively in the Shuswap – Marine Park wharf, Canoe, Sunnybrae, the Java Jive and the Barley Station.
“I’m excited and I’m nervous,” Laws says. “If it was just a song, I wouldn’t be, but it’s a video, so it shows part of my private life.”
I’ll be Waiting, will be available to download following its release Sept. 30 at www.aimielaws.com.
The single will be released on Patrick Ryley’s morning show Monday, Oct. 1.
The video will get its debut at the Riverfront Pub Friday, Oct. 5, where Laws will share the stage with Australian singer-songwriter Sarah Eider.
Laws is working on a new EP and perhaps a late-spring tour to Newfoundland. Whatever the plans, she knows she’ll be very busy, having just made the transition to relying on her music to pay the rent.
“The biggest thing is you can’t quit; if you do you’ve just wasted all that time,” she says. There were times I said ‘screw it I’m going back to school.’ Then I thought, ‘no, I’ve put too much time into this.’”