With the release of her "Through the Park" single, Aimee Lefkowicz takes a new approach to blending genres to create something all her own. Laced with character, an emotionally driven undertone, and plenty of cinematic hooks, the song boasts the aesthetic of contemporary pop anthems.
"I wrote this song in the middle of the initial shutdown of the covid-19 pandemic in 2020. I was in a time in my life where I had spent a lot of time recovering from a relationship that was very taxing and the last thing I expected (especially in the middle of a global pandemic) was to somehow fall in love with someone who I never expected to from a distance. This story came to me right when I needed it and in the middle of the scariest and most uncertain of times, brought me complete happiness, love, and hope for the future. I think this is a song that a lot of people can relate to, especially after all of us having our own pandemic stories and ways that we stayed connected to each other in a time where we couldn’t even hug or hold hands. For me, it was a walk through the park, and for many others it was socially distanced calls, dates, graduations, parties, family gatherings, movies, face-times, and so much more. At its core, "Through the Park" is taken right from the moment where you feel yourself completely absorbed by another human, and all the beauty, fear, bliss, and anxiety that comes with surrendering to that feeling.” explains the songwriter of her single.
Although the single speaks volumes for the artist, to get a full understanding of where Aimee Lefkowicz is really coming from, her previous single should really be heard as well.
“It’s so interesting and deeply emotional for me to look back at “Through the Park” and how it progressed from when I first wrote it to now. I wrote this song in my bedroom with just me and my acoustic guitar and every time I look back on videos and recordings of myself playing this song in 2020, I remember how beautifully simple and wonderful it felt to sing these lyrics for myself with just me and my guitar, as it captures such a raw and vulnerable feeling. I wanted to keep that vulnerability as I arranged this song for a full band, and the next element that I added to the arrangement was the piano, specifically the piano intro. I wanted to make it feel as cinematic as possible, as the piano intro starts soft and delicate with the melody and brings you into the beginning of the story. Then as the song progressed, it was intentional to have the acoustic guitar and piano trade piano fills in the melody, as if they were talking to each other (like a conversation where two people fall in love in a park if you catch my drift). I think the final arrangement really stays true to the original song/sound that I created in my bedroom that day in 2020 and carries that blissful and raw feeling along with it. It feels like the soundtrack to the perfect movie scene I was recalling and imagining in my head as I wrote this song.” says Lefkowicz of creating her sound.
The story of how Aimee Lefkowicz fell in love with music started at just 5 years old when her parents bought her a toy guitar and her dad spent time teaching her chords and strumming. It wasn't long after that she was covering Taylor Swift songs. However, as she was learning, her dad began with his influences and Aimee was introduced to the likes of Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, and so much more.
In middle school she played viola with her school orchestra and while doing so learned what it was like to play in a group setting and ended up joining a bluegrass/ Americana ensemble that was meant to perform bluegrass versions of jazz songs and during this time, Aimee performed guitar and viola and ended up falling in love with the storytelling aspects of folk music as a whole.
While performing in the group she met a friend Lizzie, and the two ended up performing their own gigs at coffee shops and quickly on to large venues alongside well-known acts.
Aimee knew then that this was what she was meant to do and is now attending Berklee College of Music as she writes and records her solo material for release.
"Through The Park" is available on most major digital outlets for streaming and download and Lefkowicz is ramping up for a full EP release later this year.
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