Emerging Dublin based Alternative artist Dollface set to unleash fierce new single ‘Plastic Skin’
Dollface is the music project of Dublin-born songwriter Aimée Rose.
She has been singing and writing songs since she was a young teenager. What began as after-school violin lessons quickly grew into something that would become a lifelong passion. Writing short stories and poems was her foundation, then she progressed to creating melodies and instrumentals, and finally songs.
“Finding other artists who I could relate to on such a deep
and intimate level and wanting to recreate that amazing connection in my work and my writing ultimately became my goal”.
“The songwriting process for me involves lots of pens and paper. Although I take notes on my phone whenever I think of lyrics, I don’t think I’ve ever written a song that hasn’t been born from multiple crumpled pages, different colour pens and lots of scribbles”
Dollface’s music deals with themes ranging from existentialism to feminism, her alternative and dreamy sound coming from harmony blends, soft synths and sweet guitar, described as shoegaze and dream- pop.
“Lyrics almost always come first for me. I would consider myself a lyricist over a musician, as it’s where I’m at my most comfortable and confident”.
DollFace has been featured on Nialler 9, She Said So, RaggedCast, Made In Ireland Playlist, Jeadaí Magazine, Sonic OverLook and many more with her previous two singles. Between her singles ‘Good Damage’ and ‘Tired’ she has almost 7,000 Spotify Streams.
Influenced by artists such as Lucy Dacus, Mitski, Soccer Mommy, Phoebe Bridgers, Paramore, The Cure, The Beatles & Lorde, Dollface’s unique sound aims to blend all aspects of the genres she loves, while still making sure she has something to say.
“I write songs when things make me feel so strongly that the only way to deal with them is to get them out of my head. I write songs about feeling frustrated about things I don’t feel that I can change, but maybe if I make other people aware of these things, then I won’t feel so alone. Getting these songs out into the world is like a form of therapy for me and I’m already starting to feel better.”
DollFace releases her upcoming single ‘Plastic Skin’ on April 7th 2023 and is set to mark the start of an exciting year for the emerging artist.
Plastic Skin is Dollface’s first release of 2023.
The song deals with themes of feminism and disassociation, trying to highlight how some people truly think of women and their bodies. How women are forced to come to terms with what they think of themselves in an age where women hating themselves and who they are is so profitable, both monetarily and societally.
“Plastic Skin (originally called Dolls) was a song I wrote a few years ago for a college assignment, after an interaction I had with a then-friend of mine.. It made me reconsider what it means for a woman to feel at home in her own skin. It can often feel like the idea of being comfortable with who you are and what you look like isn’t really yours. It has been marketed to you all your life. Like dolls, the more we are scratched and broken and played with, the more our value seemingly decreases”.
Aimée worked with Daniel at JeJune Studios on the single. They kept the same keys and drums from the original version of the song.
“I programmed some simple bass and re-recorded all the vocals myself in my wardrobe. My friend Patrick added some lovely soft guitar to give the song an added flow. Taking inspiration from a Soccer Mommy song, we used a condenser to create a very cool spoken word effect in the bridge and outro, making it sound like I’m saying the words right into your ear”.
The message Dollface wants people to understand from this song is that it isn’t just a surface-level one about girls feeling bad about their bodies, it’s much bigger than that. This idea that women only exist to fit into pre-existing moulds that were created for them without their input, is embedded in our culture and our lives. Her hope is to make people aware of this, and make them aware of their biases when they consider what it means to be a girl.
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