This spring, Boston songbird Aria Lanelle will lay down yet another pillar to her future-funk&soul dynasty with the release of the sophomore EP, My Name Is. As a warm and welcome introduction to the fuzzed-out r&b frequencies Lanelle wields, she’s graced with the premiere of the project’s inaugural single, “Then To Now,” written, produced and arranged by the vocalist herself.Over an oscillating sub-bass groove, layers of visceral vox and criminally-infectious hook, Lanelle reflects on her growth through this deeply introspective rhythmic romp, mounting with each of the track’s several movements. And if this holds as any indication of what’s to come, My Name Is could very well be one of the year’s most compelling drops, establishing Lanelle as one of the the brightest young voices on the scene.
There’s no official date on the new project as of yet, but you can get taken from “Then To Now” with Aria Lanelle’s buzzing and buoyant new single below. Those looking to see her live and direct can catch her in Cambridge, MA on February 20th at The Lily Pad. Peruse her Soundcloud page to get familiar and hold tight for the next transmission.