A few years ago Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s “The Power of Love” seeped back into the charts with an ethereal cover from unassuming singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin (hitting number one with the help of the John Lewis Christmas ad). Still sobbing.
Well now she’s dropped yet another hit on us, but don’t worry, you can put the tissues away, this time it’s an upbeat pop number championing self-love. Ahead of her forthcoming new album, new single “Nothing Really Matters” opens with jangly piano chords, and glimmering synth keys dance around Aplin’s compelling vocals.
“Nothing Really Matters is about the battle between the excitement of wanting to open up, and the fear of opening up,” explains Aplin. “I was having one of those days where I questioned the validity and importance of everything around me, and how much time, energy and thought I gave to things that really, didn’t matter. It’s about focusing on what’s really important to you. I wanted to push myself vocally, challenge the way I think about structure in a song, experiment with how I say what I need to say lyrically, whilst still focusing on what it is that makes me the artist I am. This song has really pushed me and surprised me and I’m so excited to release it into the world!”
Listen to “Nothing Really Matters” below…