The London-via-New York synth-pop artist is a firecracker of a newcomer. Ariana and the Rose, AKA Ariana DiLorenzo is the pop star that brings all sensory aspects to her work having originally started as an actress and with strong interests in visual work. The singer picked up music as a side-project, but ultimately pursued it full-time, and we’re so happy she did. Her sounds are sweet and sensual, with a tinge of 80’s power ballad. Think Halsey covers ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ in the peak of synth-pop circa 1984. Yes, that good.
Living the lifestyle of a pop star takes adjusting, with minimal sleep, vocal practice, and lots and lots of travelling. Luckily DiLorenzo has a bit of wanderlust, telling us she “travels all the time and really love[s] it. I get to travel for work a lot, writing and touring, when I have time off I love to go to places I’ve never been. I also love exploring new cities and try to spend a day or a least a few hours of exploring in any new city I visit”.
See a gallery of the singer’s photos of her favourite places.
Los Angeles: I love LA, I know most New Yorkers would rather walk on glass than hang out in LA but I really don’t feel that way, give me that sunshine any day. Some of my best friends are in LA, so I love going for work and getting to see them too.
Sweden: I love going to Sweden, I seem to only get there in the winter time when its absolutely freezing but the cities are really beautiful no matter what the weather. And the music is always amazing.
Portugal: I went on holiday in Portugal with some friends and it was one of the best trips I’ve ever been on. We did a roadtrip through the whole country and had the best time!
London: London is my home away from home. I don’t even consider it a place I 'get' to visit anymore because I’ve been living between there and New York the past several years. I love the energy of the whole city.
Austin: We played SXSW this year and I had never been to Austin - it was such a crazy week and we had the best time! I ate way too much BBQ for sure.
New York City: No matter how much I travel, New York will always be my favourite city. It’s where I’m from and I think it’s where I’ll end up. It’s my favourite place in the world and I’m obsessed with New York pizza!
Ariana will be playing London’s Moth Club on 15 May, get your tickets here.