I have the pleasure of sharing with you a great new song from the very talented Aria Hennessy. Her single, ‘High With Me’ is a smooth R&B tinged Pop tune which she says is a song to chill to. She sings, “all we need is some good weed and some conversation” and I’m sure that sounds like a perfect way to pass the time for some of us ;).
Stream it below
At 23, Aria, who hails from the West Coast of Canada could be considered a veteran in the music business after signing with Universal Music Canada as a teenager. Now, Aria is part of a collective called the Aria Project, where she collaborates with her friends, songwriters, producers, photographers, videographers, choreographers and makeup artists to create not just sound or image but an atmosphere. I got the opportunity to interview Aria to learn more about her and the collective.
Check out the interview below
How long have you been involved in music?
I’ve been involved in music for my whole life in one way or another, but I’ve been releasing music since I was 14. So 9 years now. Whoa.
What or who inspires you?
Great songs, the forest, the ocean, my friends and a nice Sativa.
What would you want people to know about your music and your style?
It’s off the cuff and honest. I spent years over analyzing and trying to craft “perfect” pop songs, but this new music is all about doing what feels good and what comes naturally. I’m a pop writer, so naturally my songs will always have that feel to them, but I’m determined to make these songs feel more real than just the perfect rhyme scheme and huge hook.
Tell me about the Aria project? What is it about and how many people are involved in it?
It’s kind of mindset I suppose. hah! There’s roughly 10 of us involved in one way or another. I’ve always worked better in a team, and I’m so lucky to have wonderfully talented humans all around me so I wanted to include them in as big of a way as possible. You can’t go this artist thing alone.
What is it like working with a collective of creatives?
Wonderful. Everyone has been hard working and so supportive of each other. SO much appreciation for everyone that is helping to make the Aria Project wheels turn.
What is your first single ‘High With Me’ about?
Taking a moment away from the insanity of the world with someone you care about. It’s a song to chill to.
Are there plans to release an album or EP?
Absolutely. I’ll have a video and another single following this, then an EP in late fall.
What else can we expect from you in 2016?
Shows, videos, music, music, music.
Finally, what one word would you use to describe yourself?
I’m looking forward to that EP.