Singer-songwriter Nicole Ariana releases debut album ‘cry baby’
Nova Scotia singer-songwriter Nicole Ariana has released her debut album.
She says her new album “Cry baby” was born out of blood, sweat and literal tears.
“My style would be, like I always say, alternative R&B, pop and it always changes,” Ariana says.
Ariana is no stranger to success. She’s written hits for other musicians in the past.
But now she has eight new tracks all to herself.
“It feels really good. It’s such a relief after finally making music for so long to have a body of work there, a complete project that is mine,” says Ariana.
“Cry baby” marks her first album in a long time.
“It has a very melancholy theme, as you can probably tell from the title. It’s a lot of thinking about relationships gone bad and just like, I’ve always said I’m a self-proclaimed sad girl, which is cheesy but it’s true,” Ariana says. “I’m a pretty happy person, but when it comes to writing, I always dive into that part of my soul.”
This year, she is nominated for three Music Nova Scotia awards, including Songwriter and Artist of the Year.
“It kind of shows me that my hard work is paying off and people are recognizing my work, which is amazing. I hope that when people listen to my music, they feel empowered in some way. I hope people will resonate with it but not sit in sadness. We don’t want that,” Ariana says.
Ariana’s debut album “Cry Baby” is now available on all streaming platforms.
You can also catch her performing live next month as part of Nova Scotia Music Week in Sydney, Nova Scotia.