NEW YORK, NY (October 13, 2023) – Rising popstar Ari Abdul releases her EP CCTV, available now via Slumbo Labs/RCA Records. Listen HERE.
After giving the world a taste of what they can expect with WORSHIP, MAKE ME CRY, and the recently released BURY YOU, Ari is back with her 2nd EP that showcases her growth as an artist.
With this latest musical endeavor, Ari continues to solidify her position as an up-and-coming trailblazer in the pop music scene, captivating listeners with her unique sound and emotionally charged lyrics. The EP features six brand-new tracks, all expertly crafted to resonate with fans on a deeply personal level.
“‘CCTV’ is horror story dressed as a mixtape. I wanted to tell a story from beginning to end that could be open to interpretation for not only my fans but also for people who aren’t familiar with ‘Ari Abdul’ yet,” says Ari. “The lyrics still have a dark feel, but I wanted to go even heavier with the production on this project. I’m excited to share a different, more intense side of myself with this release.”
This past August, Ari performed in Chicago’s biggest music festival Lollapalooza alongside the likes of Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar, The 1975 and Lana Del Rey.
Earlier this fall Ari embarked on her first tour HELLGIRL, selling out shows in New York, Los Angeles, and London, among others.
- You Belong To Me
- Who Were You With Last Night
- BURY YOU
- Bite Marks
- Last Breath
- SLOW DANCING
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 lit 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. Earlier this 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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