- 02 Sep 21
The Donegal-born artist has returned with his sophomore single on 2021.
Bold sounds are the cornerstone of Donegal-native Aonair's latest single. 'Bad Decisions' comes just after the news that the Dublin-based singer-songwriter will be performing at the 2021 Ireland Music Week, and marks an exciting sonic shift for the young singer-songwriter.
"'Bad Decisions' is a song about repeating the same mistakes over and over again. Sometimes we hold onto past trauma and use them to justify our behaviour and feelings, when we should really learn to let them go. It’s about trying to find clarity in that repetition, and how the wrong thing, if done enough, can become comfortable and a safe place – even though it’s bad for you.
"Breaking the mold is difficult, change can be daunting even when you know it’s for the best. We can convince ourselves that things are good because they are easy or familiar."
Building on sonic themes the multi-instrumentalist explored in his last single, 'Your Man', 'Bad Decisions' is an immersive, synth-backed alt rock track – full of expansive 80's-inspired production and centred around MgGlynn's powerhouse vocal.
The single also heralds news of Aonair's sophomore EP, Loveheart Birthmark, which is due for release later in 2021. During the pandemic, Aonair began working on the collection of songs between studios in Dublin and his grandparents' house in the seaside Donegal village of Rathmullen, using his grandfather's homemade ironing boards as keyboard stands and his grandmother's old knitted blankets for soundproofing.
Despite the occasionally ramshackle surroundings during its inception, 'Bad Decisions' is born for a stadium – a polished and anthemic offering from one of Ireland's most exciting up-and-coming artists.
Listen to the song below.