We had the good fortune of connecting with Aimee Saturne and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Aimee, how do you think about risk?
I am a huge advocate for risk taking. My whole life is based around it and I believe it’s exactly what’s gotten me to where I am now as a singer/songwriter. I’ve known plenty of people who’ve had big goals and dreams but didn’t want to take the risks to get to them for fear of failing. I was born the opposite way. No matter how nerve-racking it’s been for me, I’ve always taken risks. Of course it’s human nature to be afraid of the unknown, to want to play it safe and stick to what you know, but there is no room for expansion or growth in that. I’ve risked everything I’ve known and had to pursue my dreams because I believed in myself and my dream enough.
That’s not to say it hasn’t been terrifying or rough at times- I moved across country to Los Angeles with no real plan, I sunk money into things when I didn’t really have the funding to do so, I jumped into situations and experiences when I was nervous to, just because without risk, there is no reward. It can be tough, but taking risks has only furthered my musical journey and my path in life. I’m now an established recording artist and am dabbling in various other mediums I’ve always dreamt of being involved in on a professional level. I’m so grateful that it’s only getting better from here as well.
Risk is necessary, and I wholeheartedly believe in taking it over staying safe and stagnant. You never know what life has in store for you and your aspirations.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m a dark pop singer/songwriter, and while I’ve always been passionate about art in all different mediums, my music is something I’m the most proud of and focused on. Growing up, I was mostly focused on acting- singing was just something I loved to do. When I realized it was something I wanted to pursue in its entirety, I began to produce, write and record my own songs, as well as conceptualize and create the visuals that went along with it. I’ve gained a wonderful team behind me since then, but being an independent artist absolutely has its ups and downs. Nothing has really come easily or been handed to me, I’ve had to work for everything I’ve achieved, but I feel as though that has only made me appreciate how far I’ve come. There’s a deep sense of pure gratitude and appreciation for everything you go through, good and bad. Especially when you know you’ve overcome obstacles that seemed impossible at the time you were dealing with them. I’d like to think I’m an example of someone who really started with nothing but a dream and no real way to make it happen, but continued to push on until I made that way come to fruition. I’ve learned so much, not only about the industry, but about myself in so many ways. The main lesson I’ve held onto is to keep going even though things might feel like they’ll never blossom into what you’re after. It’s often right after something exhausting that something amazing is waiting for you. Dedication and persistence is key.
I’m still on my musical journey and have such a long way to go, but I’m always going to do what I have to in order to keep pursuing my passion and sharing my music with the world. The rest is a bonus!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I have such a love affair with the entirety of Los Angeles that I don’t even know where I’d begin! I would definitely take anyone to Sunset and Hollywood Boulevard first and foremost, simply because the first time I saw those notorious streets for myself, I fell in love with L.A. completely. They’ve inspired me so much, and while things have changed, the history of these iconic streets and the places on them, like Chateau Marmont or Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, haven’t. Mulholland Drive has amazing lookout points, and everyone loves a night time drive through the hills. The Hollywood sign is another must-see of course, and as far as food and drinks go, Katsuya, BeetleHouse and Pink Taco are all favorites of mine. A day in Santa Monica on the pier or spending time on any of the gorgeous beaches in Malibu are also amazing ways to hang out. And I know Disneyland is in Anaheim, but you can’t come to SoCal without visiting the happiest place on earth!
I could go on, but I’d really be here forever! The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My mother is my main source of support and always has been, especially when it came to taking risks. When times were tough and I needed words of encouragement or help, she was there for me and still is. She’s always believed in me, sometimes more than I believed in myself. Without her, I would not be where I am today, as an artist or a person. I can’t ever thank her enough. This is for her.