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
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Introducing Poetic Muse, a rising female artist from the West Coast who is set to make waves in the music industry with her unique blend of poetry and captivating lyrics. Her emotive work not only resonates with audiences but also empowers and inspires women worldwide.
With a background in artist management and development, Poetic Muse is no stranger to hard work and dedication. Hailing from Los Angeles, she draws inspiration from her personal experiences, family, and influential West Coast female artists like Lady of Rage, Sylke Fine, and YoYo. Her artistic journey began in her youth, hustling on the streets of Las Vegas where she and her friends would write raps, using their daily struggles as fuel for their dreams of making it big in the music industry. Over time, her music evolved into a more personal and poetic expression, providing an outlet to vent emotions, express feelings, and connect with others.
In July 2021, Poetic Muse released the first four poems in her series titled “Phenomenal I Am,” inspired by the works of Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman” and Tupac Shakur’s “Rose that Grew from Concrete.” These pieces take listeners on a journey through her life, showcasing her thoughts, emotions, and diverse talents. Her debut in the music scene came in 2021 when she was featured on Long Beach Rapper Monsta Yo’s single “Don’t Wanna Lose You.” Then, in May 2023, she released her first single titled “Letter 2 My First Born,” a touching tribute to her son. A few months later, on July 1st, she dropped her second single “Click Clack,” featuring Los Angeles rapper Engine 5ive.
These songs are part of her upcoming project “Olivia Pope 2 Da Streets,” scheduled for release on January 26th, 2024. This highly anticipated project will explore new directions, collaborations, and techniques, featuring artists such as Monsta Yo, Liddy Mechelle, T3Halo, and Engine 5ive. With her exceptional talent and diverse range, Poetic Muse is truly a hidden gem poised to leave a lasting impact on the industry.