A decisive blend of fresh beats, soul and jazz influences, Areej’s sound is a full-bodied experience which shifts with her mood. Growing up in a home filled with music and culture, classical Arabic music played as much a part in her artistic development as the R&B classics her father blasted through the house. From haunting sax riffs to spectral percussion and chilling vocals, every additional layer becomes another portal into Areej’s carefully constructed world.
Naming legends Nina Simone and Etta James as musical references, it’s multi-hyphenate and transcendent talent Erykah Badu who has been one of Areej’s biggest inspirations. Complimenting her unique tone and commanding presence, Areej’s voice is distinctive and arresting and laced with a rich soulfulness which interlocks perfectly with her unique brand of storytelling.