Meanjin/Brisbane-based singer-songwriter Paulina has returned with her mesmerising new single Don’t Let Me Go feat. Aodhan – produced by Tim Bettinson (Vancouver Sleep Clinic) and Luke Jenkins.
Don’t Let Me Go is an enchanting and slow-burning pop ballad led by Paulina‘s inimitable vocal falsetto. The ethereal atmosphere and sparse rhythmic arrangement dazzles among dream-laden synths and glimmering strings. Feature vocalist Aodhan yearns with melancholy and hope, intertwining with Paulina to create an expansive yet heart-rending affair.
Paulina talks about the inspiration behind Don’t Let Me Go feat. Aodhan: “I think in the times that we are in now, where everything feels uncertain and things seem to be falling apart in every corner of our world, love is the reason we persevere day after day. Love grounds us, connects us to feelings of safety and comfort and it makes life a whole lot better. Don’t Let Me Go is about two people whose love for one another is so pure and deep, that it constantly reminds both of them that everything will be okay, as long as they have each other. This song is a reminder of just how powerful love can really be.”
The song features, Aodhan, a Mulubinba/Newcastle based singer-songwriter. He’s performed on triple j‘s Like A Version and seen support from triple j Unearthed, Spotify, Apple Music, and blogs such as The Music, Pilerats, MILKY and The AU Review.
Paulina was the winner of the Youth Award (Ages 10-17) in the Queensland Music Awards (2022) for her 2021 single Parasite. Previous releases of hers have been widely embraced by Spotify, triple j, triple j Unearthed, and Australian community radio stations FBi Radio, 4ZZZ, SYN Media, 2RRR, Edge Radio, Radio Adelaide and more. She has also been featured as AIR‘s ‘Feature Artist of the Week’, and had multiple videos added to MTV Upload.
With thanks to Good Intent