ESSENCE caught up with Ari during a recent visit to NYC and she had plenty to say about her upcoming performance at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival, her journey thus far in the music industry, working with J.Cole and why she’s slightly hesitant to embrace the title of Dreamville’s “First Lady.”
Washington D.C. native and recent Dreamville/Interscope signee, Ari Lennox, released her highly anticipated EP, PHO.
“Sometimes women are put in this box where we’re only supposed to talk about certain things,” the 25-year-old singer-songwriter explains. “I want to be braver and riskier. I think people want to hear that kind of honesty and frankness.”
Inspired by some of the greatest female vocalists of all time: Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Minnie Riperton and Whitney Houston, Lennox modestly describes her own voice as “vulnerable and soulful; imperfect but pretty.”
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Ari Lennox x VICE
Currently on tour with D.R.A.M. and fresh off singing background vocals on Cole’s latest release, For Your Eyez Only, Ari takes a moment to discuss her idols, why she loves pho, and how she came to embrace her true musical self.
Ari & Cozz perform Backseat
Ari & Cozz performed ‘Backseat’ live from Ari’s debut EP, PHO.
ARI TALKS DEBUT EP “PHO”
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Ari Lennox - PHO
PHO is the debut studio project from Dreamville signee Ari Lennox. The 7 track EP is mostly produced by DJ Grumble, who delivered “Backseat,” with additional production from Felly and Hollywood JB. Ari says the project sounds like, “Modern, relaxed, turned up soul.”
The FADER x Ari Lennox
Ari talked to The FADER about feeling empowered by writing liberating songs, early G.O.O.D. music’s influence on her sound, and more about her upcoming EP titled ‘Pho’ that drops October 21.
Ari Lennox - Backseat Ft. Cozz
With her debut EP, “PHO” just days away, Dreamville’s latest signee gifts us with a new video featuring label mate, Cozz and a few other cameos.
Ari Lennox debuts EP "PHO"
Washington D.C. native and recent Dreamville/Interscope signee, Ari Lennox, will release her highly anticipated EP, PHO, Friday, October 21st. The only female in her crew and the only vocalist, Lennox has much to prove and sets out to do just that with her whimsical new offering. Coming Soon.