'Welcome To The Jungle' Says Aaradhna
From cleaning up at her country's music awards to a headlining show at the famed Apollo Theater, New Zealand's Aaradhna has more than made her mark over the last few years. One listen to her voice, and you'll know exactly why her 2012 album 'Treble & Reverb' saw her win 'Album' and 'Artist Of The Year' at home in New Zealand: smoothly soulful and rich of tone, her voice is delivered with the kind of maturely expressive emotion that effortlessly seduces with every alluring inflection and nuance. Having spent the last couple of years in the studio with producer Jeffrey Scott working on her new album, 'Brown Girl', Aaradhna is back to give fans a hint of what to expect with a snippet of 'Welcome To The Jungle'.
A departure from the signature 'retro-metro' throwback r&b/soul sound of 'Treble & Reverb', 'Welcome' offers an equally arresting vibe with its more contemporary, streamlined r&b ethos. With a thumping kick and tribal percussion being shrouded by the imposing swell of the background vocal motif's soulful hue, Aaradhna's sultry vocal texture offers up a cryptically ominous invitation as the track's febrile aura is burnished by bleeping synth artifacts and an intricately fervid guitar.