We’ve been waiting for this one…
New Zealand native Aaradhna has announced her long-awaited new album, Brown Girl, is set for release on July 22. Produced entirely by Jeff Dynamite of Brooklyn-based Truth & Soul Records (Aloe Blacc, Adele, Lady, Lee Fields & The Expressions), the album is said to be the soul singer’s boldest statement to date.
“My last album ‘Treble & Reverb’ had a little bit more sparkle. 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.
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 instrumentalists and session players on the scene today, creating a dark, therapeutic pace that delves into intertwining topics of race relations, label politics, love, heartbreak, judgment and ignorance.
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 genres of R&B/Soul/Country/Blues & Pop, Aaradhna delivers a quiet intensity that grows with every story she tells through her music.
Get your first taste of the project with the bold video for the commanding song “Welcome To The Jungle” below, and stay tuned for the album’s title track and official first single “Brown Girl” due out July 1.