Hailed by Afropunk as "definitely one to watch", the Boston-bred, Texas-based artist Aria Lanelle is a honey-voiced singer, songwriter, and producer. Drawing from influences as diverse as Prince, Ty Dolla $ign, and Mariah Carey, Aria makes explosive Pop-tinged R&B (often imbued with hints of House) to create a new sound all her own.
A Jazz-and-Classically trained music school kid who cut her teeth singing Gospel in church, Aria was accepted to study at Berklee College of Music on the strength of her singular vocal talent and writing abilities. She graduated with high honors.
After winning the R&B division of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Aria lent her dulcet voice to the Zimmer X Pallace “Saturday Love” remix in the UK (currently sitting at 2 million plays on Spotify alone), which led her to collaborate on many more UK house projects with hungry young producers looking for fiery vocals and stellar writing.
She then released her EP My Name Is, which was then featured in a few star media outlets (Okayplayer, Afropunk, and Earmilk—to name a few), garnering rave reviews for her vocal, writing, and production talents. Aria has performed at venues such as SOBs, Rockwood Music Hall, and PIANOS, along with a sold-out performance with SoFar Sounds.
Aria’s latest single “Ego Trip” is the artist making motivational waves, as she sings about confidence and self worth.