And her mother always had a entrepreneurial spirit which supplied extra financial support for the household. "I've been singing since I was 2. It's all I've ever known. I remember being in timeout with my older sister when we were baby sat.
I got released early because our sitter wanted me to sing for her. My sister had to stay put and finish her time. It wasn't very fair, but it worked for me." Smooth, melodic, and powerful, her voice is a result of studying a wide range of influences that can be found on an infinite playlist in her I Pod. Followed up with sincere lyrics and a passionate delivery, this songstress has a writing style all her own.
Alongside singing her entire life, Aimée has had a knack for song-writing for most of it as well. "I wrote my first song when I was 7. Granted it was about recycling, but I've always had good instincts when it came to melody and lyrics. I would say I learned it from listening to the radio and being raised on MTV." As much as music was a release and a good outlet to channel her energy, it could also get her into trouble at times; "I was kicked out of choir twice because I would never show up for practice. I couldn't stay focused running up and down scales so I was never formally trained.
My grades in school suffered because I would sing for hours everyday and write songs instead of finishing my homework. Every year I was just barely holding on and would avoid being held back a grade. Somehow I still managed to get into every college I applied for... must've been that essay." Currently not attending college, Aimée has been and is vigorously pursuing her career in music.
Working in LA and New York with a number of different writers and producers including (but not limited to) Ron Aniello (Lifehouse), Dave Hodges (Evanescence, Kelly Clarkson), Ryan Tedder (One Republic, Leona Lewis), Claude Kelly (Britney Spears, Akon), RedOne (Lady Gaga), Shelly Peiken (Natasha Bedingfield), and many more. She's written well over 60 songs during the past couple years on her own, with other writers and producers mentioned, and then some. One song out of the bunch in particular, appears on the new Kelly Clarkson Album "All I Ever Wanted". A song titled "Save You" written with Ryan Tedder of One Republic.
This is Aimée's first major release as a song-writer. "It's pretty overwhelming to have a break like this happen. I'm ten years ahead of what's considered a normal first break for a song-writer. It would've been common to go at it for a decade and not get a cut until I was 30, so I feel extremely fortunate to be so young and have this opportunity." Unafraid, determined, and relentless, Aimée Proal is on a quest to conquer the music industry and isn't stopping anytime soon.
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