Haven’t we all been there? Can’t quit them, but definitely can’t stay with them either. My new single Evergreen tells the story of a relationship that had no choice but to come to an end. The sound is a mix of hip-hop and rnb, as well as a little of what I’d like to think is some soul. Listen to Evergreen, now available on SoundCloud and YouTube. Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Evergreen
Do You See You? tells the story of a young twenty-something Arielle London looking for love and finding it in the wrong places. This autobiographical account follows Arielle as she embarks upon a new relationship and a new journey studying Human Rights abroad in London, England. Except things aren’t all as they seem to be, in fact, Arielle has a rude awakening in store. Do You See You? is now available in eBook & paperback on Amazon.com! Continue reading Do You See You?
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
Next To Me is close to my heart. The track is the last song off my latest EP Verbal Jurisdiction: Part 1 and is the one song I really needed to see come to life. Hit the play button to see why. All lyrics and vocals are by Arielle London and the beautiful production is by Anywaywell. The timing is just my way of giving a little holiday gift to you. I hope that you are having an amazing holiday season, whether you are with loved ones or not. And if you are not, just know that you are still … Continue reading NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Next To Me
Years ago I recognized the need to create a brand for my artistry. Everyone in the industry has one, and so it felt as though the smartest thing to do was to pick a brand that would have the greatest longevity for my personality. I factored in things like happiness, my interests, and the sustainability of a persona. In the end, I couldn’t find anything except authenticity. I committed to speaking my truth as I knew to be at any given time. I committed to being myself. I committed to making music and art that was in my heart and … Continue reading DAY 17: Chess Moves
Before I even pressed play, I knew that this episode was going to be beautiful. Ollie and Gareth were getting married, how could it not be? But I wasn’t anticipating the level of beauty nor the emotion I would feel after a decade of watching Ollie come into his own and find the love of his life. Ten years ago, I was living in London when a posh and equally dramatic but hilarious show called Made In Chelsea aired. In the pilot episode was a long haired sensational character named Ollie. This week MIC fans all over the world had … Continue reading DAY 12: Made In Chelsea Wedding
I could have put out a song about anything right now, except I chose to put one out about an everlasting bond. My friendship with Daniel did not end the day he passed away at 15 years old. I may have lost the ability to call him on the phone, or crack jokes with him into the early hours of the morning, but I know that he is always with me. Daniel, this one is for you. Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Daniel
The thing about putting out music is that you change. You evolve. Over time we grow and in my case as I have grown my mind has cemented. That might sound unattractive to some, but those who know mental anguish know that they may have prayed for that cement to finally come into place. I planned my structure, my mind was in ruins, and not by my own torch burning. COVID tested a lot of us, myself included, but I knew I was being confined to my own home…I had been through worse. I worried about the women and children … Continue reading Verbal Jurisdiction: My Art, My Love, My Joy, My Music
Yes Internet, it has been 8 years! It has been 8 years since I have been gracing your screens with articles of an opinionated nature. 8 years ago today The Montreal Gazette published my very first Op-Ed which was an article about the right to peaceful protest. The piece was published both online and in print and generated a strong response from the readers. This day marked a stark shift in my personal life, a turning point in my mental health, but also a determinant date in my writing career as I transitioned from academic to writer at large. Prior … Continue reading Happy 8-Year Anniversary To Me!
Sometimes the story you want to tell with your art is just waiting on the tip of your tongue. And sometimes it takes years to figure out how to frame it. If I had released previous attempts of telling this story I wouldn’t have gotten it right, and it definitely wouldn’t have had the perspective of “Break The Bag.” Check out the track below. Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Break The Bag