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

Cali Sunshine & Rain

I wrote a short story that means so much to me, possibly more than anything else I have written in a while. I submitted the story as a part of The Little Black Book Challenge by Vocal and Moleskine where the winner wins a grand total of $20,000! The guidelines for the submission were to write a fiction piece that somehow includes someone coming into $20,000 and also incorporating a “little black book” into the narrative. I chose to write about something close to my heart. Please read the story, it is a heartfelt and deep tale of Cali Sushine … Continue reading Cali Sunshine & Rain

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

NEW MUSIC: Uncanny

We all know that relationship, you know, the one you get into because it fulfils some sort of fantasy? Well, maybe I just described every relationship to a certain extent, but you catch my drift. Years ago I was involved very briefly with someone with a striking resemblance to a celebrity crush. And, as you do, I wrote and recorded a song about the “situationship”. The relationship plays out in the lyrics of Uncanny from start to finish with an important message at the end of the track. Shoutout to Masta Ace and Jean Grae for always capturing my attention … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Uncanny

DAY 18: Happy Holidays

‘Tis the season to do you this year! That’s right, the holidays have been revamped to be self-care season, and you are ever so deserving! This year, you may not be able to be with your loved ones due to lockdowns and restrictions on mobility in various regions. But, this year, it’s all about you. This year has been rough, and you deserve to do whatever it is you want to do (within reason). I don’t know about you, but I’ve been feeling pretty creative tonight. My blog post is being posted late because I have been busy working guilt-free … Continue reading DAY 18: Happy Holidays

ArielleLondon.com: New Address, New Look

Welcome to ariellelondon.com! This is an online space where art meets politics and all that falls in between. As you will notice, you can still find me by using the old address ariellelondonma.wordpress.com, it’s just that now you can also find my online world by simply typing ariellelondon.com into the address bar! You may also notice that my website has a whole new look! Everything that was there before is still live on the website, with a few minor updates and changes. Feel free to take a look around to see what’s new, and what content has recently arrived! Enjoy … Continue reading ArielleLondon.com: New Address, New Look

DAY 17: Chess Moves

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

DAY 10: Greek Isles

About a year and a half ago I was working a job that I absolutely despised. And at this job that I absolutely despised was a coworker that I disliked even more. He was a loud older man compared to his younger counterparts and he always seemed to have a negative spin on everything. At the time I was a cigarette smoker and I was sitting outside on a break enjoying a cigarette when all of a sudden said coworker was all up in my space with his hand out. My headphones were on and blasting so I didn’t notice … Continue reading DAY 10: Greek Isles

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