PopCrush Presents: Ariana & The Rose
Every week at PopCrush, we’re putting the spotlight on one up-and-coming act you need to know about. Why? So you can get on board early before everyone else and their mother jumps on the bandwagon…and so you can be that one friend in the group who’s always like, “Um, actually, I prefer their earlier work.”
It's true: There's another Ariana in town, but don't worry — the two are orbiting in two entirely different galaxies.
Meet New York-bred, London-based singer Ariana DiLorenzo: the lead of Ariana + The Rose, and one of the most promising, left-of-center pop acts to look forward to in the new year.
Admittedly, there's not much official material to get excited about just yet. In fact, there's only one song out there available to stream at the moment. But what she lacks in quantity, she makes up for entirely in quality: Her debut track "Give Up The Ghost" is truly the business.
Produced by Tom Fuller, the synth-y, space-age rock epic is an unbelievably huge (and rather self-assured) way to begin, full of atmospheric production that slowly, seductively builds to crashing proportions, eventually exploding into wild, cathartic howls and crashing drums. It's a real journey.
Ariana recently supported Foxes on tour, and debut EP Survival Of The Fittest’, featuring tracks like "Dirty Dancing" and "Breathe," should be touching down before Summer of 2016. Until then, stay running for your life from that ghost.
For more on Ariana & The Rose, check out the official website, and for some added help in releasing the piece that hurts the most, listen to the Embody remix of "Give Up The Ghost" below.
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