The most exciting new artists are the ones you can’t fit into a specific box, their songs waxing and waning in between a myriad of different genres. That’s exactly the case with Montreal’s dark-pop singer-songwriter Aaricia, who follows up from her debut with Dry Water, her first album in two years.
Merging R&B, hip-hop and alt-pop sounds with a love for the music of the 90s, Aaricia has been making waves since 2017, releasing her debut album Figures. Last year saw a collaboration with French artist and producer Clement Bazin, while this year the singer dropped a stream of sultry, soulful singles such as “Closer”, “Judgy” and “Bad Love”.
“Dry Water, like its title, evokes contradiction and opposition,” explains Aaricia of the album. “Things are always different than they seem if you look deeper than the surface and this album is the perfect example.”
An uptempo pop anthem-in-waiting, “Bad Love” features Aaricia singing of an unhealthy relationship over hip-hop-infused beats.
Listen to the song, and the album, below…