Jamie East interviews Aruba Red and plays 'Butterfly' at 2.20pm
On Aruba Red, Essentially Pop said, 'As Aruba sings, the beautiful mix of her vocals and the waves of the melodies wash over you like the sea over your toes. And, in much the same way, you feel worries being drawn away with each wave.'
‘Butterfly’ is drenched with Aruba’s inimitable, soulful and serene style, building up to an uplifting crescendo of beats and ecstatic vibes.
Blasting News interviews Aruba Red on her inspiration behind her music
The Noise Gate covers Aruba Red's charity single, 'Search For The Hero'
Aruba Red gives a telling account on COVID and how to remain resilient.
'I have been embracing the art of surrender - the knowing that we cannot control the impact of covid-19 on the music industry, but we can remain deeply connected with our creativity, fluidity and adaptability, forging new ways to connect with people.'
N8 Communicator Magazine
Aruba Red was featured in the The Music Connection
feature in the N8 Communicator Magazine
Live review of Aruba Red and Friends
11th March 2020
Niji Magazine called Shadow Work 'a beautifully produced body of work featuring Aruba’s distinctive vocals supported by a cast of incredibly talented musicians'
Steve Topple, reviewing for Pauze Radio called Shadow Work 'another triumphant release from Red. Musically progressive, it takes styles that have come before it and drives them into new territory, creating a thoroughly modern, Neo Soul sound. '
Online review of Blue
‘Blue’ changes something personal and painful into a shared and transformative experience. Despite the subject matter, there is a very positive feel to this latest work by Aruba Red.
'Why I Love...' feature written by Aruba Red
4 **** review for Shadow Work
Shadow Work Review
There are shades of Kate Bush in the phrasing of a few of the vocal breaks, and you may not be able to lose that thought as you listen through. Other influences are less obvious. If you really want to put it in a box, this is probably a work of 'progressive jazz blues hip hop', although 'alternative' would probably do.
4 star review for Shadow Work
Listening to these songs can fill you with sadness, but at the same time, a good deal of hopeful optimism.
Review of Shadow Work
Aruba Red has created a great selection of songs on Shadow Work that can comfort, console, and give hope to anyone. Licks of Erykah Badu, Prince, Nitin Sawhney (a mentor to Aruba Red) and Portishead all coalesce to make a delightful mix.