By Aaron Wagner
Rising country artist Aaron Clafton is out with a new song today called “Burn Me.” He’s sticking with the fire theme as this follows his previous release “Matches.”
Aaron was kind enough to chat with Raised On It about his new release.
What was the inspiration behind the song?
“The inspiration behind this song is that feeling of being the person more invested in a relationship. I went through this feeling in college where me and this girl always seemed to find each other when we were drinking but were on different pages as far as what we wanted in a relationship.”
What were you hoping to achieve when writing “Burn Me?”
“I actually wrote this song by myself four years ago shortly after moving to Nashville. I came up with this title from watching a round at The Listening Room. When I wrote it down I don’t remember having any sort of clear story line for the song or even idea, I just thought the title sounded cool. When I sat down to write it, the storyline and everything came pretty quickly. Over the last four years it’s seen a few changes and tweaks but I’m really happy with the final product.”
What made you record and release the song?
“I was a little hesitant to release this song just because it was one of the first songs I wrote after moving here and it was a solo write. But after deciding to release “Matches” I thought this would be a cool way to create a stor line between the two songs. When I got into the studio with Ryan Youmans, who produced both songs, “Burn Me” took on a whole new life and I’m so glad that this song is out for the world.”
What do you hope people feel when they listen to it?
“When people listen to “Burn Me” I hope they are able to relate to the story and meaning. This song is a heartbreak song so hopefully find a little bit of healing in the sadness of it.”