LA-based Chilean singer, songwriter, and producer Alé Araya unleash a new dreamy project “in visions” via Rostrum Records
The new project will undoubtedly position Alé as one of today’s most exciting new artists, introducing her deeply profound and unbound sound that is unlike anything else out right now. Produced entirely by Alé and a group of close friends, in visions houses a collection of songs born from a period of immense loss in Alé’s life and sees her return to herself powerfully and authentically. Featuring a melting pot of sounds and influences ranging from jazz, R&B, soul, Latin, pop, electronic music and beyond, Alé provides millions with a canvas to see themselves fully and rooted in love.
In celebration, Alé shares her mesmerizing new video for her striking bilingual track “Midnight Gospel.” Directed by Paige Maccready, the video beautifully showcase’s Alé hypnotic universe that is rooted in her love for anime and the Spanish language that raised her. It also shares a glimpse into Alé’s deep connection to the art of pole dancing, which has served as a catalyst for her own healing and self expression while also propelling her journey of taking back her power during turbulent periods of her life.
She’s spent the past two years writing and producing for esteemed artists such as Saba, Merlyn Wood (BROCKHAMPTON), Alice Glass and Riovaz while already receiving early co-signs from Raveena and UMI to name a few. Alé is also part of the buzzing POC-led artist community KOGO, alongside prolific originals like Curtis Waters, Asha Imuno, CONNIE, KOAD, and others. She wrote, produced, and recorded a majority of the EP in the KOGO Home, a creative collision space in Los Angeles where Alé lived for two years while developing her artistry. Additionally, Alé creative directs all visuals, designs all of her own clothing, leads all choreography, and is heavily involved in the graphic design process throughout her various projects.
The daughter of a Chilean immigrant born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Alé poured herself into music as a way to escape a tumultuous upbringing, quickly learning to play multiple instruments through years of playing in various jazz bands. She began writing songs in her early teens and taught herself how to produce via YouTube while exploring her own artistic identity. Simultaneously, she found a deep love for dance that proved to be therapeutic and it remains at the core of her art. Largely inspired by women queer-identifying artists like Erykah Badu and Rochelle Jordan, Alé’s art beautifully envelopes and dissects deeply personal narratives about Latinx identity, womanhood, mental health, sexuality and beyond.
Alé says: “This project is so sacred to me, I produced it myself with my friends over the last two years, it’s sort of a coming of age story, child-like, thoughtful, vulnerable. I decided with this project to live in my creation in the process, in love with my art & inspiration, I made this for me. It took me a long time to get here. That’s the goal right, for life, to live in our visions, in our dreams, I hope people feel the same “
IN VISIONS TRACKLISTING:
1. rivers (demo)
2. Earth Angel
3. Endless Sky ft. greek
6. Midnight Gospel ft. Joseph Chilliams
8. Con Razón