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Ajia Clark

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | SELF

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2009
Band R&B Neo Soul

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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""Ooo La La" iTunes Reviews"

This is an original classic!!!
by Review Guy Hot 100

Ajia Clark has arrived, It’s a new day, a new time, a new beat, a new voice. She is truly a R&B Soul Sanger!!! If you want just A Little Bit of Soul Food listen, purchase and support Ajia Clark!!! Your about to get a full plate!!!


Ajia Clark is a lovely young singer!!!
by Music Lover 731

Ajia Clark is a lovely young singer rising up like a wonderful flower - This is a hot sultry chill R&B track that will have grooving and flowing in no time singing Ooo La La ! Keep an eye on Ajia !!! - iTunes


"360 Review"

“Ajia Clark is a hybrid of R&B, Contemporary and Neo/Soul.
Strong production, engaging tracks and sultry
vocals. This star has been born and will be
alongside some of the greats in her category
soon. This artist's polished sound along with
marketability has earned her a spot on our 360
Watch List.” - 360 Magazine


"Editor and Chief: Strike Magazine"

In this review, I’m going to be delving into three new tracks from the Denver, Colorado
based vocalist, Ajia Clark. Previously, the reception of her studio endeavors, both from
fans and critics, has been overwhelmingly positive, earning her comparisons to the
likes of Adele, Ella Fitzgerald, and Etta James.
Needless to say, that’s a pretty tall order to
fill. Her new tunes are ‘What Am I To Do,’
‘Soul Train,’ and ‘Ooo La La.’ Do they fill that
order? Let’s find out.

From the opening notes of ‘What Am I To Do,’
one thing is made abundantly clear: Clark is a
traditionalist with a contemporary flair. Her
backing instrumentation is an elegant
mixture of early jazz and contemporary soul
and funk. Essentially, it sounds like
something that would be at home both in a
dimly lit, smoke-filled bar, or a Motown
recording studio. The simplistic backing lends the spotlight entirely to Clark, which I really dig. Her voice seems to bounce off the percussion, organ, and backdrop vocals with immense tact.

How are her vocals, though? Well, they’re
pretty fantastic. She’s reserved - the delivery
feels deliberate and unique; she isn’t just belting to show you she can. (We all love Adele, but I’d argue she doesn’t have much of a filter for brevity, which can be exceptional when used, as is the case in point.)

‘Soul Train’ continues Clark’s pursuit of laid-back, jazzy soul music. Lyrically, the song
is quite good, too. Again, you’ll find a brief instrumental backdrop. “The moon is in the
sky to light your journey’s end,’ she contemplates over a plodding piano. ‘Ooo La La’
switches things up a bit, certainly leaning toward the soul spectrum instead of jazz. It’s great, though, and exhibits some excellent range on Clark’s behalf.
I find Clark to be a very exciting independent artist, one from my hometown, no less.

I can’t stress enough how much I appreciate her delivery. Some vocalists with this type of material turn it into an exhibition of how hard and intense they can belt it out. Clark
doesn’t do that. It’s reserved, coordinated, and entirely graceful. - Brett Stewart


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Still working on that hot first release.

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Bio

Ajia Clark is a Singer/Songwriter from Colorado who decided in 2010 after being a backup singer to embark on a solo singing career. Although her roots are firmly placed in Rhythm and Blues, she draws inspiration from many different musical influences such as; Etta James, Jill Scott, Tina Turner, Nina Simone, Anita Baker, Ella Fitzgerald and Lauryn Hill.

"Having grown up in a musical family with all those different genres it influenced the Singer/Songwriter I am today."

She has been receiving a ton of compliments in the indie music scene.. "My style is genuine....I can write what I mean, and mean what I sing, and each song will be completely different and I'll be wondering..How did I do that...Where did that come from?"

It is this versatility that helped develop the songs "Soul Train" and "Ooo La La", two soulful selections that are causing all the buzz about the "young singer with an organic soulful sound that is so now."

Ajia's songwriting started to develop through her poetry which she started writing at the age of ten; "I used poetry as my "mental out" I never thought it would help make me the writer I am today." However, it wasn't until moving to Nashville TN, that she decided to seriously pursue her love for music as her life career.

"I started becoming more and more involved in the live music scene through friends who are some of the most phenomenally talented musicians that currently perform around Nashville. All of a sudden, people started asking "Who's the new girl with the old school sound?"

Ajia is writing and recording the highly anticipated followup entitled "Finally Ajia" Based on the reception of her last CD the future looks very promising!

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