Aradia

Aradia

 Los Angeles, California, USA
SoloPopElectronic

Aradia is a Los Angeles based electro-pop artist with a sound that blends Pop & EDM. Her music has been likened to Lily Allen, Santigold & Grimes - sharing the fun, observational style of other female artists in her category. Known for her electrifying live performances, Aradia gets even the stiffest crowds moving. She released "Citizen of Earth" in 2014 and 2 songs were nominated for an HMMA Award. Aradia was also featured on Music Connection's Hot Unsigned Live 100 Artists list of 2014.

Biography

The virtual dancehall that is the world of electronic music is a crowded and disparate place, full of talents great and small.  Those who stand out in the mayhem are those with electric talents and eclectic personalities.  One or the other will usually suffice, but occasionally someone comes along with both.

Meet Aradia. She has both.

With the playfulness of Grimes, the introspection of Florence Welch and the cheeky observational attitude of Lily Allen, Aradia brings something with originality and depth to the world of electropop.

In the tradition of the few female artists she can be likened to, Aradia composes & records her own music. She makes her own beats and works hard to create soundscapes that blend pop, tropical house and hardcore electronica. But don’t expect lo-fi music from this songstress. Aradia is every bit the professional she set out to be, and her music is polished and well-produced. Not to mention her voice. It’s iconic; the kind that makes people stop what they’re doing to find out who that voice is coming from. 

Her talent is born from a lifetime of studying & performing music. Born in the New York City metropolitan area, Aradia eventually enrolled in the Aaron Copland School of Music.  Disaffected with the petty politics of the classical music world, Aradia dropped out and launched her efforts to make music on her own terms. After a sojourn to Seattle where she fine-tuned her craft and her sound, Aradia has landed in Los Angeles and is preforming regularly while recording her upcoming album. She released a full-length album, Citizen of Earth in 2014, and 2 songs from the album were nominated for an HMMA Award. Aradia was also featured in Music Connection's Hot Unsigned Independent Artists lists of 2014 & 2015.

And don’t be fooled by the futurist attire—Aradia’s not another Gaga and she’s not wearing haute couture. A powerhouse of independence and creativity, she also designs and makes her own show & photo shoot costumes, as well as the graphics for her websites and albums.

So while other artists dabbling or diving into electronic sounds struggle to marry the principals of technology and real life, Aradia carves up reality into musical packets and serves them hot and fresh to all comers.  Her ability to illuminate moments large and small is distinctive, and she can bloody well knock you on your ass with her powerful arrangements or her voice.  Aradia’s music isn’t a whim or a fad; it’s a life-altering experience.

Lyrics

Miss Communication

Written By: Aradia

Call me Miss Communication;
Adding to my deep frustration
Is the fact that I cannot tell where I went wrong.
Based on my evaluation,
Trying to have this conversation,
There's a way to speak my mind and not come on too strong.

Is it me or is everybody going crazy?
Seems to me that everybody's tongues are growing lazy.
Open your mouth, and say what you mean!
'Cause livin' the lie is just obscene.

Is it my imagination, or is there too much manipulation
Keeping us from having any connection at all?
Fearing for your reputation,
Honesty's your one salvation
From reducing our humanity to something small.

Is it me or is everybody going crazy?
If you ask me, I think that all our tongues are growing lazy.
Open your mouth, and say what you mean!
'Cause livin' the lie is just obscene.

I'm Miss Communication, Queen of the Space Station, providing information so you can be yourself.
You can choose perpetuation of verbal defecation,
Or change the situation, a-and just free yourself.
(Repeat)

Is it me or is everybody going crazy?
Seems to me that our reality is growing hazy.
Open your mouth, and say what you mean!
'Cause livin' the lie is just obscene.

Supernova

Written By: Aradia

Deciding which way to go, I dive right into the unconcious flow...
Swim into the new horizon.
It's in the air I breathe, Destiny's got a trick up her sleeve.
I'll do more than just survivin'.
Don't wanna close my eyes.
I wanna see the new sunrise.
I wanna feel the explosion,
When everything is goin'
Supernova.

The moment is almost mine, I know that I'm the next in line.
I am almost through with waiting
To finally be set free. Finally I will get to be me.
I've been trapped and suffocating.
Futures of memories float toward me upon the soft breeze.
Anticipation is growing...
My energy is glowing
Supernova

Took a while to find myself.
Spent so long pleasing somebody else.
Tryin' to feel where the water's flowin'-
No way of knowing now that I'm going
Supernova

Broken

Written By: Aradia

I'm broken, so sad.
I'm feeling quite mad.
I want to be built bigger, better, faster, more.
I'm trying to find
The pieces of my mind.
Why won't you rebuild bigger, better, faster, more.

Too many changes caught in a moment.
Too many changes caught in a moment of mystery.

I wish I could feel my sense of touch was real.
I'm in a strange world.
Bigger, better, faster girl.
I'm frozen in time, fighting for what was mine.
Why can't you refine? Bigger, better, faster, more.

Too many changes caught in a moment.
Yes there are to many changes, and I feel like I can't peel away the mystery.

Better, faster, more. Better, faster, more.

Indono

Written By: Aradia

And when I turn on I turn on my television,
I want to hide my eyes
Because it feels like it feels like I'm on a mission
To defeat these lies.
And sometimes I want to be by myself
For a little while.
But Big Brother, her just looks at me
And he smiles.

And sometimes I feel like I'm going to drown.
And sometimes it looks like the world's going down.

So now I free my spirit with my own volition.
I'd like to live my life
Not to satisfy some big financial ambition.
That's not my sacrifice.
But right now it feels like I'm in a prison
Needing all these things.
I guess we'll just have to start from
The beginning.

And sometimes I feel like I'm going to drown.
And right now it looks like the world's going down.

Guru Vishnu, Guru padam
Gurua Brahma, Guru kreppa
Guru Vishnu, Guru padam
Gurua Brahma, Guru kreppa

And sometimes I feel like I'm going to drown.
And right now it looks like the world's going down.

On Fire

Written By: Aradia

Discovering this power, yes now I have found it
It seems I've fin'lly opened up my eyes
All I have to do is just think about it
And that very thing will materialize
Now I know that...

CHORUS
I'm on Fire
And I'm beginning to understand
I'm on fire
And it is time that I began
Rising higher
And executing my plans
I'm on fire
And I'm beginning to un- yes I'm beginning to understand.

Severing these chains all the ties that had bound me
Have dissolved and I'm finally free
All the mysteries that would once confound me
Have become crystal clear to me
Now I know that
Now I know that

CHORUS
I'm on Fire
And I'm beginning to understand
I'm on fire
And it is time that I began
Rising higher
And executing my plans
I'm on fire
And I'm beginning to un- yes I'm beginning to understand.

Set List

M-Class

Knock Knock

Trinity

Dazed & Confucius

Dream

White Wedding [cover]

Magic

The Light

Today

Keep On

On Fire

Call Me [cover] 

In My Head (from upcoming album)

Rise (from upcoming album)

Soar (from upcoming album)