(Los Angeles, CA – February 10th, 2023) – 20-year-old artist Ari Abdul releases her new single “Bored” via Slumbo Labs/RCA Records. The upbeat alt-pop production is driven by a simmering beat and emotion-laden guitar riffs. Listen HERE.
Speaking on the song, Ari says, “Although someone is confessing their feelings, they’re rejected. Roses which symbolize love are dead in the song, which represents the dead love in the situation. Bored is an anti-love song about not reciprocating the same feelings someone has for you.”
Last fall, Ari released her debut EP Fallen Angel. As its title suggests, Fallen Angel is a pop-noir work, levitated by alluring melodies and Abdul’s warm, luminescent vocals. Growing up in Catholic School, she became enamored with the story of Lucifer and the “fallen angel” narrative. Ari and her best friend/ producer Thomas LaRosa worked to create a world behind the EP inspired by “loss of innocence and connection with oneself into a distorted, wicked version.”
The EP’s most luring quality is how it gives you glimmers into who Abdul is, mingling tenebrous fantasy with her personal story. These twisted narratives come to life in tracks like the narcotic slow-jam “BABYDOLL,” the ethereal-pop “Stay,” and the shimmering-seductive “Taste.”
About Ari Abdul:
Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Ari Abdul has forged her own brand of dark alternative pop. Music quickly became a second language for Ari Abdul growing up in Brooklyn. Her Ecuadorian mom loved Latin music while her Costa Rican/ Palestinian father introduced her to classic rock. Rounding everything out were her brothers who were all about hip-hop and metal. She graduated to electric guitar at 14 and started playing grunge songs inspired by Nirvana. But she was too nervous to share her work – let alone her voice- with anyone. She had friends in choir, but that wasn’t the musical direction she saw herself going. It wasn’t until LaRosa’s mom encouraged Abdul to create her own music in July 2021 that lite the spark to share her voice with the world.
She combines the reverb-heavy swells of your favorite shoegaze artists such as The Neighborhood and Lana Del Rey. Combining an array of visual and stylistic influences, Ari has cultivated a mysterious edge to her artistic endeavors. Last year, she released her debut single “BABYDOLL” followed by the sped-up version “BABYDOLL (Speed).” Both versions garnered viral success with over 83M global streams, 400M TikTok views, and 420K TikTok creations.
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