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Citrine-[Alé Araya] x [aisu]

“Citrine was created in a room filled with all women, and all women producers. To be able to provide the feminine perspective in a field so often dominated by the male ones felt refreshing & captivating. I’ve had so many girls reach out to me and tell me how connected to the song they feel. We just made it as a vibe to dance to in my garage, but I realized it was doing something so important, blending cultures and underrepresented perspectives to the forefront of culture” – Alé Araya Alé Araya is on a roll. The LA artist and Latina multi-instrumentalist has released four excellent singles this year; all of which not only check the boxes, but uniquely fit within their own respective [stylistic] categories. “Citrine” is Araya’s latest single, which is a bilingual dance anthem produced by an all-women cast of Sara Kawaii, Alé, and aisu. The track is sonically stunning from start to finish, and is led by Alé’s melodically vibrant R&B vocals. Thanks to aisu, the chorus is in Turkish, and Sara Kawai’s harp + beat contributions provide an additionally refreshing sound layer to the groovily electronic production. Not only is Alé Araya an undeniably creative and inventive artist, but she’s also …

Janet – [Alé Araya]

“I produced & wrote Janet by myself in my bedroom, not really thinking about the fact that anyone would ever hear it. It was an exercise for me in being my most free & true self. I had a chance to lean into the creativity that comes with genre bending and experimenting away from the perceptions or influence of others. As a queer women producer, taking up space in the music industry is provocative in itself, so I hope sharing this song with the world encourages other young women to do the same” – Alé Araya  LA artist and Latina multi-instrumentalist Alé Araya returns to Lyrical Lemonade with another creative, genre-bending single titled “Janet.” Impressively self-produced, the track is like a marriage between the addictive sounds of Kaytranada and PinkPantheress. Just five seconds short of two-minutes, the song’s brevity provides short-lived (but worthwhile) auditory bliss. Some songs capture your attention the second it begins; this offering couldn’t be a more fitting example. I look forward to hearing Alé’s debut EP sometime later this year/fall. Listen to “Janet” by Alé Araya below!

Orange Juice – [Rozie Ramati] x [Alé Araya]

“The idea came together while we were working on our sample pack at KOGO for a while. We didn’t think much of it until we re-listened a couple weeks later & realized how beautiful the instrumental was so we considered making it into a song, but that idea wasn’t actualized until Rozie’s Tik-Tok about it accidentally blew up”  – Alé Araya LA artist Rozie Ramati connects with Alé Araya for a dreamy, ambient new single titled “Orange Juice.” With a soft, spacey instrumental, Ramati and Arya’s vocals are nothing short of heavenly. From the very beginning the track opens up ethereally; each word is sung with genuine emotion and conveyed intimacy for the listener to interpret. Moreover, it’s notably impressive how Rozie and Alé make room for space; namely the intervals of pure instrumentation to further emphasize the lyrics. Sonically the track fits within an indie and/or soft R&B spectrum, while the acoustic melody seamlessly corresponds with the warm words expressed. Orange juice may or may not be your favorite fruit juice, but this offering surely will make you appreciate its existence. Have a listen below and be sure to check out the official lyric video!

Early Rising Concert Review: [Marinelli] + [Niko Rubio] & [Araya]

With the pandemic coming to a close soon (hopefully), the world is more and more excited for live music than ever before. It’s no secret that 2020 hit us hard, and one area that felt the brunt of that hit was live shows. Something we once took for granted because of its abundance, quickly became a scarce resource. The live music drought was not fun, but it ultimately became the reason why everyone is hyper appreciative that festivals and full scale concerts are officially back. Just last night, I had the pleasure of attending a show that was nothing short of special. Up and coming music blog, Early Rising is now hitting the live space with the announcement of their partnership with Venice Beach venue, Winston House. Since its inception, the legendary venue has helped hundreds of artists and have collaborated with some of the biggest in the world. Some artists who had their first or early shows at Winston House include Midland, Lauv, Yungblud, Billie Eilish, Noah Kahan, and many more. With this new partnership fully formed, the brands kicked it off with a jam packed show on 3/30 with Araya, Niko Rubio & Marinelli. Each artist played a …

Fresh Finds Spotify Singles

This Wednesday was good already, but it just got so much better as four new artists just released Exclusive Spotify Singles as a part of their groundbreaking Fresh Finds Artist Development Program. The first class of this program was so good to the point that you would never think they could get better, but on this fine Wednesday morning, I’m here to tell you that they did just that! The second batch of talented individuals consist of Pom Pom Squad, Araya, Doss & TOLEDO; all artists that I’m super familiar with and excited for which means you all should be as well. After listening intently, it would be an understatement to say that I’m blown away by these releases. Here’s what I thought about each of them: — 1. “Until It Stops” – [Pom Pom Squad] “Until It Stops” by Pom Pom Squad is an effortlessly smooth rock ballad that will wrap you in nostalgia and and transport you to a place of immense introspection. The vocals that are present within this one are unbelievably soothing yet edgy at the same time which makes for such a cohesive piece. This one has been on repeat all morning long and part …

Sam Morrison’s October Favorites

Last month, I had the pleasure of launching a brand new long-form series on Lyrical Lemonade that I’m more than excited to expound upon. If you’ve had the chance to read my articles, then you’d know that my musical taste is all over the place in the best ways possible. I’m never listening to the same genre consistently, which has allowed me to discover and appreciate a wide range of artists. With that being said, the goal of this series is to share my taste and give you all a concise list of my favorite released tracks from each month. October was filled with some great music, so keep scrolling down below to check out some songs and projects that have been on repeat for the last 30 days; IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER — 1. argyle-[brakence] One of my favorite artists out right now is none other than the pure genius that is brakence. Ever since first stumbling on him in 2019, I have been utterly hooked on just about every song that he’s put out. Once 2020 hit, it felt like everyone in the music community instantly became aware of how talented and trailblazing he actually was. With songs …