Side Effects (Produced by PREMISE)

“Side effects takin’ over my brain and my mind…” Side Effects is a song that has literally been years in the making. Now that it has finally arrived, I hope that you will listen to it with open ears and an open mind. Maybe you can relate, maybe you can’t, but either way just know that it was written and recorded crying out from the depths of my soul. Shout out to all of the psych ward survivors and mental health warriors who feel me on this one. This one is dedicated to you. Check out my latest track Side … Continue reading Side Effects (Produced by PREMISE)

Hear Me Roar: International Women’s Day 2021

Today is International Women’s Day 2021, an important day for recognizing women everywhere across all socially constructed divisions and arbitrarily decided upon lines. On this day it is important that we reflect on who women are and why we recognize our gender on this day. Being a woman is increasingly understood as an identity and not necessarily a gender assignment upon birth. While yes, anatomically, if you are assigned a certain body at conception by nature then you will most likely fall into the category of being female, however you may also grow to identify as a woman with time, … Continue reading Hear Me Roar: International Women’s Day 2021

Exhibit A Released 5 Years Ago Today

The amount of courage that it takes to be able to even get to the moment where you are standing in front of a microphone in the recording studio can feel insurmountable. At least it did for me. I will never forget recording this song. I really wanted for the engineer to care about what we were creating. This was not only going to be my first single but the song touches on the very sensitive topic of when my friends and former classmates died in an avalanche on a school trip. Obviously it was a large task to ask … Continue reading Exhibit A Released 5 Years Ago Today

Daniel, You’re My Best Friend

I see you in heaven, seeing me working my ass off and yet still flirting with making mistakes. I hear your voice in the background, “he’s a chump, move on.” You said it so many times, I don’t even remember who we were talking about now. To you, they were all chumps. That’s cause you never let me down. You always supported me and had faith in my decision making abilities. You called me “the smart one,” and you were no doubt the funnier of us two. It’s incredible how even in death, 18 years later, you can make me … Continue reading Daniel, You’re My Best Friend

DAY 9: Pain Shaming

Something that you know is real isn’t hard to believe, even if it’s difficult for others. So what you know in your life experience to be true is not going to be difficult for you to believe when someone says something else of a similar nature. Life takes you on twists and turns, and a part of that is experiencing pain. We all know what pain feels like and we can relate to different types of pain (physical, emotional, psychological etc.), and yet for some reason we all seem so hellbent on inflicting pain on those around us. It is … Continue reading DAY 9: Pain Shaming

DAY 5: The Early Bird

Good Morning Interwebs! Part of my 30 Day Challenge is making sure that I am awake by a certain time every morning. So far, most mornings, I wake up even before my alarm goes off and I start my day. This new feeling of having the entire day laid out in front of me (and new habit of trying to get into bed early as well) has left me feeling refreshed. Well, definitely in the mornings… at night, I am ready for sleep way earlier than before. But also, I am making a real effort to get into bed even … Continue reading DAY 5: The Early Bird

NEW MUSIC: No One Wins At War

This song is dedicated to every woman who has ever found their body as the battlefield. No one wins at war. Vocals & Lyrics: Arielle LondonInstrumental: The Fugees – Ready or Not I found this song in The Vault tonight. The lyrics were too relevant for the time not to release. At a moment in history where we are seeing a rise in domestic violence cases, this women’s rights track hit me too hard not to share. Hope it resonates, A. Continue reading NEW MUSIC: No One Wins At War

Van Gogh of Rap

When it comes to many different types of art, people are completely fine, and totally normal about you being an artist. It’s like, “oh you paint? Cool. That’s nice, you paint in your leisure time, that’s really nice for you.” You know, that kind of response. But if you’re a rapper, or a singer, it’s as though you automatically must consider yourself as the best in your genre… or that you aspire to be the best in your genre.  Like you have to be the Van Gogh of rap. And I gotta ask, do you aspire to be Van Gogh? … Continue reading Van Gogh of Rap