“Analog Girl In A Digital WorlD”
New Album Released Friday 7th May 2021
Available on CD, Vinyl & Digital Download
Arielle is a 21st century classic rock artist who recorded half of the new album in digital, and the other half in tape, to try and capture the impact the music of the 60’s and 70’s had on her.
As a writer, guitarist, and singer, when Arielle produced this album, she insisted on recording each song in one take. Recording the album in studios in Nashville and Austin, Texas, Arielle set out to capture the energy of each city and their musicians.
The album features her self-built guitar Two-Tone, as well as her new signature guitar, “The Arielle” released by BrianMay Guitarsin March 2021. Arielle will plant a tone-wood tree in honour of the first 24 guitars sold. Pre-order the signature guitar HERE
“This is the very first guitar that Brian May guitars has ever offered that is not based on my original Red Special,” says Brian May. “Designed by and named after Arielle, it’s a new dimension. To understand why this guitar was irresistible to me, you have to hold her in your hands. The guitar is light, and smooth and agile. She sings like a bird.”
Arielle is a young woman who was born in the wrong generation. At times facing depression in being a child of the new millennium versus the boom of musically creativity that emerged in the Sixties and thrived through the Seventies. And on a broader basis, a time even earlier where things were done by hand, with a level of craft that could not be hidden behind technology.
“I take and protect those principles inside my music,” says Arielle. The new album takes you on a journey through the trials, tribulations, and confusion of an old-school artist in a fast-paced world.
Arielle – Vocals, Backing Vocals, Acoustic and Electric guitar, Synths, Harmonium
Justin Weaver – Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Kate Haldrup – Drums
Michael Davila – Drums
Bill Levsey – Keyboards, Piano, Synths, Organ, Rhodes, Harmonium
AJ Vincent – Hammond, Piano, Synths
Nick Byrd – Bass Guitar
Devin North – Bass Guitar
Guthrie Brown – Backing Vocals
Chris Mara (Welcome to 1979, Nashville, TN)
Michael Wagener (Wireworld, Nashville, TN)
Frenchie Smith (The Bubble, Austin, TX)
Assistant Engineer – Jeremy Bernstein (Welcome to 1979)
Mixed by – Chris “Frenchie” Smith
Mix Assisted – Christopher Messina & Jas Nowicki
Mastered by Dave McNair
02. Digital World
03. Peace of Mind
04. This Is Our Intervention
05. You’re Still A Man
06. Inside & Outside
07. I’d Rather Be In England
08. Living In A Fortress
09. Reimagine Redefine
TRACK BY TRACK
A familiar sound only some of us remember, with a strong message. Where would music be without the internet?
Warm analog sounds and lyrics explaining the wondrous time where communication was direct without a reliance on phones. Where times were slower and meant more.
Peace Of Mind:
This song’s a reminder of the potentiality of a moment. “It could break you, but it very well might free you.”
This Is Our Intervention:
When writing the lyrics, I was articulating how uneasy I am with the thought humans have somehow inherited that we must work relentlessly at something we hate, make money, and eventually die. This is for the people who desired and longed for something different, but just needed a sign or an intervention.
Still A Man:
There are undeniable challenges in the male/female dynamic in the music business and in general. “Still A Man,” is merely my moment to share a shoutout to all whom have navigated less than ideal experiences.
Inside & Outside:
What we all see on the outside is one of our most cherished and cared for areas in our society. Enough merit is not given, in my humble opinion, to the interior heart of a person. This song is about that duality between the physical and the ethereal.
I’d Rather Be In England:
“A simple song for my love of England. I have always had a complete fascination and near-obsession since I was six years old. The fun part is the solo in the middle where my British musical roots and my American ones has a conversation. A little ditty dual!
Living In A Fortress:
Everyone has an opinion no one asks for, yet most seek acceptance from. I want to hide under a rock somewhere, away from all the chaos.
I wanted to trip you out. Make you feel like you’re on safe, healthy drug you’re in control. One that opens your mind. Reimagine time and life as we know it. A reboot of the mind. A calibration of the soul.