EMPWER HOUR with Teardrop featuring ARIA

Written by on May 13, 2022

The next edition of EMPWER HOUR we have the driven and unique artist, ARIA. Make sure to tune in for EP 3 for some positive vibes with your host Teardrop.

ARIA, collabrative artist at heart has worked alongside local producers including Abraham Kunin (Teeks, Home Brew) Boycrush and Haz Beats (Miloux, Home Brew, Team Dynamite). Her debut release, Awake With You was a high energy, pop-soul collaboration with renowned electronic producer and NZ Music Awards nominee, Alistair Deverick (Boycrush).

In contrast to her synth-pop debut, the second single from ARIA, ‘Unravel’ takes an alternative turn. The ethereal and melancholic vocals weave a soulful melody, soaring above a swell of strings, deep bass and grimy snare. Retrieved from her vault of songs composed while living in Berlin, ARIA worked alongside producer Abraham Kunin, back here in NZ, to bring it to life.

ARIA is in the final stages of producing her debut EP, Love Songs Till Midnight. The EP includes soulful, 90s inspired, R&B as well as some more experimental electronic bops. Spanning the topics of the heart, the EP is about love gained and love lost. ARIA and her collaborators have relished in the world of neo-soul and dance while still bringing the spice that is expected from such Aotearoa talent.

Tune in Friday 3PM To hear ARIA’s chat with Teardrop about her musical journey – or check our mixcloud for replay!

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