Tuesday, April 22, 2014

King avriel Drops Neo-Soul Single "Caricatures" w/ The New York Times!

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“Caricatures” Unleashed w/ The New York Times!

Debut Full-Length Project Coming This Spring

“Newcomer King Avriel Makes Neo-Soul That Doesn’t Shy Away From Big Ideas”
– The New York Times
“Arguably the brainiest exponent yet of the new ethereal, alternative R&B”
– The Guardian
“…girl-in-her-bedroom passionate electro that […] is reminiscent of other newcomers like FKA twigs and Kelela.” Vogue
“King avriel’s songs unfold like a David Foster Wallace text with intricate webs of references and underlying messages…” – VICE’s Noisey
“… something is building and this is just the beginning.” – NYLON Guys

Photo credit: Amy Wiggins
King avriel (purposefully spelled with a capital “K” & lowercase “a”) is a Los Angeles-based writer, composer & singer. Having released just three songs to date via her SoundCloud, she’s already generated critical & fan acclaim for her “bold, poignant social commentary” (Wonderland Magazine) laced atop “gorgeous, slinky female R&B”(Pigeons & Planes).
King avriel will release her debut full-length project this spring, filled with intensely personal pieces: recorded in her bedroom, and funded by her UCLA scholarship, she wrote every song & each reflects her viewpoint on a diverse variety of social issues. To tide fans over in the meantime, she’s just unleashed “Caricatures,” a deliciously infectious oeuvre with a darker, multilayered message. Check out “Caricatures” where it premiered with The New York Times, or HERE where it’s available to post & share!
King avriel began performing at the age of two, and playing the piano & violin by age nine. A nationally recognized short story author before kindergarten, she soon began to write songs & went on to become a published poet. At five years old, King avriel landed her first feature role as the voice of Timerly on Nickelodeon’s Hey Arnold. After releasing several small projects, being featured on mixtapes with artists like Miguel & Stalley, and captivating thousands of online fans, King avriel became disillusioned with industry politics & decided to return to school. She accepted a full academic scholarship at UCLA- but it was not long before she realized music was still her true passion & returned to it.
Stay tuned for more news from King avriel coming soon!

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