Aoife Carton Releases New Single ‘Not What I’m Into’
Dublin born, London based Country-Pop artist Aoife Carton is our Country Release Friday pick this week with MAM Roots. After the success of her recent release, Who I Am Today, Aoife’s new single Not What I’m Into is all about attitude. Its fun, sarcastic lyrics speak to someone who plays games in a relationship, calls late at night and doesn’t turn up when they say they will. Not What I’m Into available now on all digital platforms and an exclusive video will be live to watch on @mam_roots IGTV from 8pm today.
Having previously seen support from Country Hits Radio, RTÉ Radio 1, 4FM, KFM, KCLR, Dublin City FM and Tom Robinson’s BBC 6 show Fresh on the Net, Aoife Carton continues to make her mark in the UK Country Music scene as she expertly combines her empowered attitude, enchanting lyricism and stunning vocals. ‘Not What I’m Into’ is full of sass, banjo and dance-worthy hooks.
Speaking about Not What I’m Into Aoife explained, “Not What I’m Into’ isn’t actually a new song of mine. I wrote it a few years ago when I was dating someone who was all about games. When I eventually realised that, it was empowering. It’s my favourite song to sing live and after a year of not getting to do that, I decided I wanted to record it. It’s about being in a relationship full of games, lies and late night calls, but realising that it’s not what you want anymore. It’s full of sass, attitude and self-empowerment as you walk away from that situation. I hope that anyone going through that same experience can have a dance and a singalong in their kitchen.”
Having graduated from the British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM) with a degree in songwriting in 2019, Aoife Carton spent 2020 honing her craft so that 2021 could be her biggest year for releases yet. Aoife has developed her sound since she started writing songs at the age of fifteen. A writer before a songwriter, lyrics are at the heart of her music. Influenced by a range of artists and genres, Aoife’s newer music has developed a Country-Pop feel, the genre of music she loves to listen to most, inspired by her trips to Music City.
Aoife has played the likes of Dublin’s Ruby Sessions as well as gigs in Whelan’s, Bello Bar and The Workman’s Club. She has also played NYC’s The Scratcher Sessions, and in what she claims to be the best night of her life, The Bluebird Café’s open mic night. Aoife’s past singles have been played on RTÉ Radio 1, 4FM, KCLR, Dublin City FM and Play Irish Radio to name a few. She made her UK debut at 2000 Trees festival in 2019, and following her move to London, her single ‘Lay My Cards Down’ was played on Tom Robinson’s Fresh on the Net, on BBC 6 Music.
Inspired by Taylor Swift, Tenille Townes, Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town and Tim McGraw (to name a small, small few of her idols) she hopes her music will eventually lead her back to Nashville.