Independent Artist Spotlight: Arianna Tsar Valentine
Arianna Tsar Valentine is a new star in the making with real ambition and a humble story. If you haven’t heard of her yet, the 10-year-old talented artist hailing from Toronto is set to drop her debut LP this year, titled “The April Blush LP”. In fact, the first single is due out at the end of March.
With that on the horizon, we wanted to dig in more and learn more about the young Canadian star who’s taking on the music industry. Born on Valentine’s Day back in 2011, Arianna has always shown a knack and interest for music and performing.
At the age of four, she began to sing and dance as an activity. This activity quickly turned into a fiery passion for the art and how she could become more immersed in it. The next step for her was joining a children’s choir in Toronto. This was back in 2019 and the opportunity was the end result of years of lessons, hard work, and of course, her natural talent.
While the choir was a great opportunity, and it was important part of her early career, it became exceedingly clear that she was meant for more and her heart was leading her towards a more creative path.
Her Executive Producer told us this on the matter:
“She didn’t want to do it anymore because she would rather be in a position where she can express herself her own way. She has been in singing and dancing lessons since the age of four. The lockdown really inspired to start putting everything together for her first release. “
The events of the past year had all of us reflecting on life and taking stock of what really mattered. This realization for Arianna turned out to be life changing.
Part of her moving on to this path is centered around what influences her as an artist. On her website, she cites some major influences. These include Freddy Mercury and Queen, Melanie Martinez, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Paula Abdul, Jennifer Lopez, Tupac, Kardinal Offishall, and The Beatles. That’s a pretty heavy-hitting list.
We asked her producer what inspires her on top of this.
“Those same influences on her website bio are very big for her. She has always had the ability to understand what’s catchy and melodies and dance routines that go with them. We’ve just now decided to put it together and try to turn it into something.”
These qualities are certainly important for an artist and her list of influences is very advanced for her age which bodes well for her an as artist. All of this has us excited to hear the LP as soon as it drops later this year.
Before we dive to far down the path of expectations for her upcoming release we wanted to take a look at the one song she currently has up on her Spotify page. We’ll lead off by telling you we were amped at what we heard, but let’s take a closer look.
This is a remake of the classic 1976 pop hit from the artist, Cyndi Grecco. If you fall under the category of older music aficionado or just happen to be in an older demographic, then you probably recognize this iconic tune.
The beauty of this track, is that while it’s a cover, it feels all Arianna’s own and it’s a completely modern take on it. Doing that is no easy accomplishment especially in the age of user generated content.
Still, Arianna does achieve this. Her vocal talent genuinely shines throw on the track and the production quality is impeccable. If we take this as a sign of things to come, then I think it’s safe to say that we are in for a treat when her LP does drop.
While we wait for that to happen, there is a remix of this track to vibe to as well.
Speaking of expectations, we asked the Arianna Tsar Valentine team what music lovers could expect off of the LP and why it should be on our collective radars and here’s what they told us.
“They can expect a young girl with catchy pop melodies, good production and cool bass-lines. For the 10 original songs we have coming, they have all been designed this way. Along with some relentless marketing dedication that will come along with it – laughter.”
From what we hear in the cover, Arianna seems destined for Pop Music greatness, so a ten-song Pop LP is perfect for her and her sound. The idea of being catchy resonates in both the song selection and execution of “We’re Gonna Make It”. Furthermore, when we talked to her team about what should fans tune in for in general (not just for the upcoming release), they had this to say.
“Because every song has a theme and story, and it actually tells you something in a catchy way.”
That’s a concept and a sound that we can support.
In the immediate future, fans can expect two upcoming singles. Her debut single, “Making Our Dreams Come True”, which is set to drop at the end of this month. After that, she will release the follow up single, “Butterfly Vibes”.
Looking at the bigger picture, we asked her team where she see’s herself in the next 5-10 years.
“In the next five to ten years, she sees herself as a performer to some degree. She loves the arts and she loves to perform. She loves entertaining people.”
Whatever the future does hold, 2021 is certainly going to be an important and exciting year for the talented young artist. To check out her music and keep up with all Arianna Tsar Valentine news, check out the links below.