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Gorgeous New Zealand-born soul singer, Aaradhna, has been on an upward swing since the release of her debut album, I Love You, back in 2006. Her soulful arrangements and the undeniable vibe of her cadence made her fan favorite, propelling the debut effort into the top 20 RIANZ, (which is a New Zealand version of our Billboard charts). 

Before the release of her debut, Aaradhna was introduced to the spotlight, as a featured performer on some overseas/international releases including “Getting Stronger,” by Adeaze, and “They Don’t Know,” by rapper Savage. Those songs received Platinum and Gold certifications, respectively. She also charted alongside Che Fu on the song “Spin1” and “Music” by Frisko. As a solo act, she’s released three albums — all of which have charted within the top 20. Her fourth studio album – and first album in four years – Brown Girl recently dropped (currently #19 in the American R&B/Soul Charts), and she’s been touring the album to fans across Australia, backed by her brand new live band. 

She’s a little mysterious, giving a scarce number of intimate media opportunities; however, in an interview with Howls & Echoes, she revealed her real reason for making music and her broad appeal. "It’s the truth, and it's [real], I don’t sugarcoat anything – I sing because I have to. That’s my healing and thinking process, and I guess people can relate to that.” She also revealed the nature of her creation process, "I go with the flow; I don’t chase anything. I let things happen in the order it’s supposed to happen. I don’t force anything, I try and just let it evolve naturally.” This is especially evident if you take the time to look at the slow-burn grassroots growth of her career – nothing was forced. She exudes a certain air of authenticity and style that hard to replicate. 

Aaradhna will be touring Brown Girl throughout the summer – if you haven’s already, give this lauded project a spin.

Stream Brown Girl below via Spotify, and download it on iTunes now.


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