ARIANA & THE ROSE ‘HEARTBEAT’: “IT’S TIME FOR POP GIRLS TO BE COOL AGAIN”
Check out ‘Heartbeat’ (out 18th November ), this pop gem by Ariana & the Rose, the new project from New York songstress Ariana DiLorenzo.
Ariana’s crossover appeal is clear to see, with remixes of her debut already being offered up by names including Jodi Harsh and Shapeshifters amongst others.
Ariana explains: “It’s sophisticated pop, I’m creating something mainstream that doesn’t dumb down, that gives the audience credit for being smart. It comes down to loving melody and the way melody flows through an arrangement: pop music that comes from an orchestral point of view.”Her music is personal and idiosyncratic, with a tendency to experiment, while also remaining intensely accessible. In a word: pop.
“Pop shouldn’t be a guilty pleasure. It’s time,” she says, “for pop girls to be cool again.”
London’s Live Dates:
Friday 13th September Paper Dress Vintage, Shoreditch
Wednesday 18th September Music Week Breakout, Islington
Saturday 21st September Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch