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GET TO KNOW: Aria Jay
Having already cemented herself as a fresh and exciting name emerging right now, garnering hundreds of thousands of streams in the process, Brooklyn-based artist Aria Jay is back on the grind with the shimmering new single 'When The Sun Comes Up'.
Channelling more of that warm and inviting alt-pop sound she is known for, When The Sun Comes Up' makes for a brilliantly rich and shining return. With her broad and soaring voice layered amongst sweet and pulsing production, she is certainly continuing her reputation with this one.
So with the new single available now, we sat down with her to find out more about her background and influences over the years.
What was the first band or artist you fell in love with?
Most definitely the Spice Girls. It was life changing.
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
Oh, big time, when I was in high school. The entire repertoire was like Funkadelic covers and “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye.
What has been your primary inspiration in writing music?
People, feelings, experiences. I’m kind of an observer, and I love to write about how I view the world. It helps me process and make sense of things.
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
“Dancing On My Own” by Robyn is a near perfect song, so yeah, I wish I had written that.
If there was any moment in your career you could relive, what would it be?
I got to play a set for a sold out room of 500 once. The energy with that many people is unlike anything else, but my favorite moments are really being in the studio and creating and exploring with other people. Those are the moments I most look forward to.
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
And is there an artist you would love to collaborate with as well?
There’s a lot of artists I’d love to collab with, but at the top would be Jon Bellion + Sampha.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
On a sold out headline tour.
Aria Jay's new single 'When The Sun Comes Up' is available now. Check it out below.