Atlanta, Georgia – July 21st, 2022 – Few up-and-coming singer-songwriters can encapsulate the true spirit of R&B music. However, staying true to her own beat while also alluring audiences with the familiar 90’s Hip Hop and R&B appeal, AR Santiago’s newest album is set to soar.
Titled ‘SadGirlHours’, the new album was unveiled for audiences on July 18th, 2022, and delivers a resonant, enrapturing, and nostalgic 90’s feels and vibe. The album’s stellar track, “Falling” marks a first release of the 3-track EP, and also features vocals from hitmaker Jhene Aiko’s 3:16 in the record.
“Falling” stands out amidst a stream of other singles from contemporary artists with its subtle, eclectic style and magnetizing vocals by AR Santiago. Drawing listeners back into time, the heartfelt and poignant track offers audiences a peak into the personal experience of the artist- one that is both relatable and compelling.
“This song was very personal to me. I wrote it 5 years ago about an affair I had with someone who unbeknownst to me had a girlfriend. I speak about how infatuated i was and how I saw the signs but, I was naïve,” reminisces the artist regarding her new track.
Through her new record, the rising artist hopes to deliver a raw and memorable story about the many challenges of love, complete with fitting hard drums and compelling vocals.
Standing out due to her unique and powerful vocals, AR Santiago believes that she is sculpting a new wave in the beloved genre. Her characteristic style, look, and inviting appeal are what add onto the artist’s formidable musical brand.
With plans on doing a few festivals coming fall as well as securing a tour later this year, AR Santiago hopes to achieve her goal of becoming a household name as an artist and a songwriter.
Ashley-Renee Santiago, better known by her artistic identity AR Santiago was born in Philadelphia, PPennsylvania. A talented and seasoned R&B singer and songwriter, AR Santiago early on began working and building relationships with artists and writers like Nick Grant, B Hess, Verse Simmonds, Tate Kobang, and Pop Lord, among others. Perfecting her vocals and musical style, AR Santiago boasts a rich experience that includes writing and referencing for big leagues such as Usher and Summerella.
AR Santiago released her debut single “Crazy” in 2019 which depicted a spellbinding R&B spin on Britney Spears early 2000’s hit “Drive Me Crazy”. Ever since then, the artist has continued to adapt, evolve, and stun audiences with tracks such as “BAD” and “Falling”. Inspired by the work of her favorite icons Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey, Santiago continues to deliver stunning musical compositions.
Name: AR Santiago
Earthworm Lean is a true definition of a hustler in the music industry
Tell us a little about yourself?
My name Earthworm Lean coming out of Clayton County, GA. Making music always was a hobby for me. Telling on a beat how i do, a gift i refuse to let go to waste. We might can’t talk about it one on one but i for sure can put it in a perspective in a song.
How would you describe your latest single?
Step on you saying I’m not forcing my hand no more. Realizing how far I came in life and just valuing yourself. It’s okay to feel conceited.
How did you get started in the music business in the first place?
Watching my Pops as a kid. Just being around him when I was young seeing it gave me the stride.
How did you come up with your artist name?
Playing spades and I got dealt a bad hand. In the midst of me celebrating cause i set who i was playing i said “I get it out the mudd like a earthworm. Im gone make something out of nothing everytime” And my name already Lean so I just threw Earthworm in front of it.
How long have you been in the music industry?
About 4 years
When can fans expect the visuals for the single?
Who are your inspirations in the music industry?
Everybody. From underground to mainstream everybody come up different. That’s that little piece of hope that kept me pushing this long.
How do you go about writing a song and what is your process?
I usually punch in. But if i am writing i can stick to the subject more. I can deliver a lot more punchlines
Any plans on touring to promote your latest single?
Yeah . Florida for sure. But a 90 day run.
What are must haves when your in the studio working?
Lemonade, my smoke. Just me and the engineer in the lab. A crowd distracts me.
What is the best piece of advice in this business you actually followed?
Name an artist(s) that you would love to work with?
Dopeboy RA, Future, Lil Baby, Big Moochie Grape, RodWave, Yung Mal, and Ne-Yo
What’s your all-time favourite song?
How i been by NBA Youngboy
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