AARADHNA ‘Welcome to the Jungle’
“Brown Girl”, is the brand new album from the award winning #1 Soul voice of the South Pacific, AARADHNA. Produced entirely by Jeff Dynamite of Brooklyn based Truth & Soul Records (Aloe Blacc, Adele, Lady, Lee Fields & The Expressions), “Brown Girl” is Aaradhna’s boldest statement to date.
Recorded live in Brooklyn and Los Angeles with the guidance of Jeff Dynamite, her 4th studio album is a literal ‘who’s who?’ of the greatest retro soul instrumentalist’s and session players on the scene today, creating a dark, therapeutic pace that delves into intertwining topics of race relations, label politics, love, heart break, judgment and ignorance. Above all else Aaradhna’s voice is still her strongest instrument.
“Brown Girl” is about people trying to put you in a box, when there’s more to you than meets the eye. Covering a broad musical landscape including mixed genre’s of R&B/Soul/Country/Blues & Pop, Aaradhna delivers a quiet intensity that grows with every story she tells through her music. Mixed by Dan Parry (Grammy Winner for Adele’s 21) and mastered by Tom Coyne (D’Angelo – Voodoo / Adele / Amy Winehouse), Aaradhna has created an album that demands acknowledgment, that her music will not stand still.
“My last album “Treble & Reverb” was a little more sparklier, this new album is all me, like a slow burning incense stick, it burns slow but leaves behind a scent that’s 100% authentic” says Aaradhna.
Catch Aaradhna on tour this week:
Saturday June 11th – Neck Of The Woods, Auckland
With support from Leonard Charles, P-Money, Bailey Wiley, Dylan C
Friday June 17th – Bodega, Wellington
With support from Leonard Charles, A Girl Names Mo & DJs Lydia, Don Luchito
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