Indie songstress ARI premieres her new track “Teachers” off her debut EP Tunnel Vision to be released this summer. All Things Go premiered the track today, which features a lone delicate piano melody allowing her soulful vocals to take center stage and tears apart the ancient sexual double standard women remain subjected to, PRESS HERE to listen.
“The track is about sexual double standards and how guys tend to get high fives for being sexually adventurous and women tend to get shamed,” says ARI.
On ARI’s debut EP Tunnel Vision, she continues to break down the walls of conformity offering a beautiful collection of songs with the right amount of grit that enables her to make statements she hopes will help others. Musically, the Toronto songstress deftly dances in and out of genre lines, moving from entrancing alternative pop to gritty hip-hop production under a cover of electronic elegance. At the same time, the visceral lyrics transmit messages of hope as often as they ponder tragedy. Her sound comes to life in the middle. ARI was first introduced with the release of “Pretty Little Villains” and the accompanying video, which takes aim at “beautiful douche bags,” PRESS HERE to watch.
“Working on the EP became the birth of a totally new process,” ARI says. “That’s when I adopted the name ARI. It felt like a fresh tableau. The past doesn’t define you. It doesn’t make you who you are. It’s just part of where you’ve been and if you aren’t careful then you can get stuck in this tunnel vision focused on the past. This is the musical identity I’ve been working towards my whole life.”
Ultimately, the name ARI says it all. “In Nordic, it means eagle and in Hebrew, it means lion,” she leaves off. “I feel fierce, but I feel playful and free. I feel like an outcast, but I’m part of a bigger group. I want my art to convey that duality.”
Watch this space for the latest from ARI and for more info, please visit www.ari-music.net.