Award-winning multi-instrumentalist and composer Nitin Sawhney has released his stunning new album Immigrants and Aruba Red is featured on their collaboration 'Replay'. The track has received wonderful reviews and it holds a special place in Aruba's heart as it is the first song she has written and sung in German.
“Powerful, Evocative & Inspiring” - Phoenix fm
“Replay is another highlight, featuring the German-born, London-based vocalist Aruba Red, spitting out lines about the “blotting paper of an island we all call home”. It’s an example of one of many tracks on Immigrants that are, at first listen, downtempo and relaxing but bustling with a furious energy underneath" - Music OMH
After a year of on and off lockdowns and limited live music, Aruba Red's brand new live album has landed! Recorded at the iconic St Pancras Old Church last year on the brink of lockdown, allow this collection of music to transport you right back to the magic!
“Soul-stirring, life affirming magic from a musical goddess" – Tinnitist
“The voice is what you take away, soaring into the rafters… a new spirit of hope and redemption” – Morning Star
"This 'bewitching' live album takes listeners on an emotive journey that is sure to bring tears to your eyes" - Subba Cultcha
“Powerful conscious lyrics over haunting unapologetic melodies, Aruba Red’s organic sound resonates with every single slice of female empowerment” -Niji Magazine
Aruba Red's brand new mini-documentary series Inspiration Behind The Tracks launched on Friday 15th January. This 7-part weekly series, supported by Help Musicians UK, delves into 7 of the songs performed at Aruba's debut headline concert, leading up to the release of new live album 'Aruba Red Live at St Pancras Old Church'.
Check out the trailer below and pre-save the album here
Aruba Red Featured in Nadia Lee Cohen's Book 'Women'
Aruba has been photographed by iconic photographer Nadia Lee Cohen for her debut photography book 'Women' which features 100 stunning portraits. The book sold out in record time, there is now a waiting list for the highly anticipated second edition. Contact the publishers to request to be added: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nitin Sawhney Collaboration
Aruba Red has collaborated with the award-winning artist Nitin Sawney for his upcoming album 'Immigrants' due for release 19th March 2021. You can pre-order the album now: nitin-sawhney.lnk.to/Immigrants
Aruba Red Live from the Riverside with her Band
Aruba Red releases 'Wild Woman'
The song is one of empowerment of women and mothers everywhere and partially inspired by the book “Women Who Run With The Wolves” (Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés). With a release previously scheduled for 2021, ‘Wild Woman’ has been brought forward to September 2020 having been championed by the Free Birth Society, which has selected Wild Woman as the theme song for its new podcast series, also launched on 4th September.
Birth Magical guided meditation "Surrendering to the Magic of Birth"
Aruba Red recently announced her commitment to Radical Birth Keeping with Birth Magical. Nurturing and supportive offerings for women interested in exploring pregnancy and birth in freedom and power. Join the birth revolution and receive your exclusive guided meditation straight to your inbox Click here for your free gift!
Exclusive Goddess Vibes Remix Available
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The original ‘Butterfly’ is drenched with Aruba’s inimitable, soulful and serene style, building up to an uplifting crescendo of beats and ecstatic vibes. Aruba Red said “I’m so excited to share these two remixes of ‘Butterfly’, both are incredible re-imaginings of the original track, produced by Aeroplane Dope and Abyss Bay, who are doing great things on the electronic music scene. The original song represents love, self-love, investing in yourself and others. My hope is that these ‘Butterfly’ remixes will evoke joy and celebrate the times when we were able to rave together. Those days will come again!”
The Abyss Bay remix is a sonic deconstruction of the original into a slick, hypnotic Techno version.
The Aeroplane Dope remix follows up in a Drum n Bass style, with killer bass licks and dancehall undertones.
'Kiss Your Scars' ft. Aruba Red
Aruba Red lends her beautiful vocals to Ian Glass' 'Kiss Your Scars'. Click the image below to listen.
Aruba Red releases visual for 'Butterfly'
On the video, Aruba Red said,
'It was such a special night, the last time I saw my Mama and so many of my friends in person, and the culmination of a lot of hard work and determination. I wrote ‘Butterfly’ to represent my own evolution, coming out of a difficult time, it feels quite poetic that it’s being released during this global shift, as we transform and evolve.'
Click below to watch the beautiful visuals
Aruba Red releases charity single 'Search For The Hero'
As the country enters its second month of lockdown, Aruba Red has re-recorded the iconic M People track 'Search For The Hero' with her own inimitable, soulful and serene style to send a message of hope to those who may be struggling during this time. With this extra special reimagining released on 15th May 2020, Aruba Red pays tribute to the everyday heroes around us and within ourselves and will be donating all proceeds to music charity Help Musicians. Stream here and download here
Live Album Announced with Support from HMUK
Aruba Red has been awarded the 'Do It Differently' grant by Help Musicians UK to support the release of an exciting new live visual album from her headline show at St Pancras Old Church. More details coming soon
Meditation Mondays with Aruba Red
Aruba Red is offering weekly guided 30 minute meditations on her instagram live for the months of May and June 2020. A moment of calm offering grounding, clarity and connection. Taking place every Monday at 9pm BST: www.instagram.com/arubaredmusic the meditation can also be watched back for 24 hours after the live event on her Instagram stories.
shesaidso community streaming session Meditation with Aruba Red
Aruba Red guest hosted one of shesaidso's recent streaming sessions with a custom-made meditation to get us through the current climate. Click the image below to watch
Headline Debut Show Wednesday 11th March 2020
Aruba Red performed to a sold out audience at the beautifully intimate setting of St Pancras Old Church. The gorgeous venue provided the perfect surroundings to experience Aruba Red's soul soothing vibes with her incredible full band.
Shadow Work EP Out Now! Friday 6th March 2020
Aruba Red's EP Shadow Work is out now, click the image below to stream
Aruba Red on The Scene with Jasmine Dotiwala
BBC Radio London
Blue- Out Now
Monday 20th January 2020
On Blue, Aruba Red said,
'A song to banish the blues. I'm sending so much love to everyone out there struggling... winter, depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, ptsd, feeling lonely, lost, full of doubt... I get it. This is my little offering as an attempt to demonstrate that it's ok to feel like this, it's ok to feel blue but please, can we use this blue for painting? Can we use our tears for watering? I'm singing about healing and transformation, wearing the dress I got married in, dyed blue. This represents in the physical, the letting go of a long and emotionally painful journey for me. 2020 is going to fully be about releasing the pain of the past and making space for new blessings.'
Violet Electric- Out Now
On Violet Electric, Aruba Red said,
'My new year's day offering to you... Violet Electric, the final visual to drop from my Holy Waters EP. I wanted to release this energy as we enter this new decade, full of magic and hope and with the statement that I am coming home! Setting my intentions for this new era... This is a song, in part, declaring my gratitude to the practice of Kemetic yoga as instrumental to my healing process. The song documents me learning how to control my own thoughts, rather than living in a very reactionary state. It’s about accepting that we are the creators of our own experience, that we can belong to ourselves, that we can save ourselves, that divinity lives within us all and that we only have to learn how to tap into that power and love and to hold ourselves responsible.'
Aruba Red on the Help Musicians Elevate Music Podcast
Aruba Red spoke on the final episode of the series of Elevate Music Podcast, alongside, Psychotherapist Helen Brice who gave some exercises to help reduce anxiety and gives great advice on how to use social media mindfully in
order to protect your mental health.
Friday 22nd November 2019
Aruba Red releases stunning visuals for Forever Summer, her latest single taken from the Holy Waters EP. Providing 4 minutes and 53 seconds of pure mystical vibes, the video features Aruba Red against a beautiful backdrop in Saint Anton, Austria.
On Forever Summer, Aruba Red said “Forever Summer tells the story of taking time away from romantic relationships in order to truly heal from past trauma so that we are ready to receive the abundance of healthy love. It’s a statement that no matter how badly we may have been hurt us in the past, we don't have to carry this pain or judgement with us, it is possible to let it go, it is possible to be happy!"
"Smooth and hypnotic" - Mystic Sons
"Aruba Red changes the seasons" - Tinnitist
"Futuristic soul with an edge" - Niji Mag
BBC Introducing Live
Saturday 2nd November 2019
Aruba Red was invited to speak on the YGN panel at BBC Introducing live 2019 to discuss mental health in relation to the music industry
Sunshine Of Your Love- A Concert for Jack Bruce
DVD & Sky Arts TV Premier
Friday 25th October 2019
The concert produced by Aruba Red for her late father has been released as a special boxset and is also screening on Sky Arts! The original concert, musically directed by Nitin Sawhney and featuring a lineup of incredible musicians including the late Ginger Baker, raised over £35,000 for children's hospice charity www.each.org. Aruba Red performed two songs at the tribute show, Folksong and We're Going Wrong.
“Aruba Red’s emotive vocals send shivers down your spine” – Get Ready To Rock
Upcoming EP Listening Party
Wednesday 18th September 2019
Aruba Red previewed her upcoming EP at a private event at Warner Chappell which comprised of an intimate acoustic performance, Q&A interview and the opportunity for guests to listen to the new music, due for release Spring 2020.
This Bitter Earth- Out Now
Friday 16th August 2019
Today, Aruba Red released a beautifully delicate live rendition of Dinah Washington's This Bitter Earth, filmed live at The Vortex Jazz Club. Accompanied by Nathan Flutebox Lee (Asian Dub Foundation, Prodigy, Foreign Beggars) and Renell Shaw (Rudimental, Jess Glynne, Anne-Marie), Aruba Red added her own edge, rich vocals and signature vibrato to the original in homage. On This Bitter Earth, Aruba Red said “I was struck by the melancholy, sombre nature of the song. But one line shines a reassuring light, ‘I’m sure someone may answer my call, and this bitter earth may not be so bitter after all’. To me, that one line represents connection, connection with others, promise for the future, urging us to answer our own call, be our own hero, to never lose hope…”
“Perfect amount of spice” - DSTNGR
"Melancholy yet meditative" - Le Future Wave
"Beautiful instrumentals, intertwined with the ethereal voice of Aruba Red" - Buzz Music
“Aruba Red moves the earth, deep, dark and deliciously soulful” - Tinnitist
Saturday 27th July 2019
Aruba Red Performs on the Extinction Rebellion Stage joined by her three year old son Ché!
Fck Govt Fck Boris Protest
Wednesday 24th July 2019
Aruba Red performed in front of more than 10,000 people voicing their anger at Boris Johnson becoming the UK's Prime Minister.
London based alternative soul artist Aruba Red released her EP Holy Waters in 2018. Her unique brand of spiritual pop documents the positive energy that has come to define her. Aruba creates cosmic vibes to heal your soul as she acknowledges that there is 'No Light Without The Dark'. Her music is centered around transofrmation and celebrates 'Goddess Vibes' that are central to her own spiritual strength and sense of sisterhood.Featuring Nitin Sawhney and Phil Manzanera. number 7 in the top 10 Soul / RnB Chart on iTunes title track Holy Waters 'Hottest Track’ by Mixmag for November 2018 9/10 star review in Mix Mag“Such an enchanting voice and soul, love it!” – Jamal Edwards, SBTV“Aruba Red is provocative, independent and eclectic, a breath of fresh air” – Riz Ahmed“It’s beautiful” – NAO
24th October 2015 A Concert for Jack Bruce
On the eve of the first anniversary of Jack Bruce's passing, his daughter Aruba Red produced a star studded, sold out tribute concert at London's Roundhouse to honour his memory. Sunshine Of Your Love - A Concert For Jack, musically directed by Nitin Sawhney, raised over £35,000 for East Anglia's Children's Hospices and was filmed for posterity.Order your copy of the DVD/CD boxset featuring Ginger Baker, Ian Anderson, Mark King, Joss Stone, Aruba Red and many more
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