Aaradhna - Wake Up
Aaradhna is a New Zealander of Samoan and Indian descent and the eldest of five.
Aaradhna showed singing and song writing aspirations at the young age of 11 when began writing her own music. With 12 she was singing along with her mother to traditional Samoan and country songs and imitating songs she heard in Bollywood movies, followed by her first talent quest at the age of 13 making it in to the finals.
Her debut album I Love You, released in 2006 entered the top 20 RIANZ and has various songs featured on feature films including the top 5 single 'They Don't Know' featuring New Zealand hip-hop star Savage on Sione's Wedding and had also had another feature on the movie ITS A FREE WORLD with her original song 'Faith'.
Aaradhna released a song alongside Australian producer,DJ & artist Paul Mac in late 2006 titled 'Love Declaration', which is a club inspired song. The song features on Mac's album Panic Room. In Australia the single reached #31 on the local charts.
In 2008 her new album Sweet Soul Music, a throw-back to the soul classics including The Jackson 5 cover 'I Want You Back' was released on iTunes and various music stores in New Zealand in February 2008 coinciding with Valentine's Day.
Now, Aaradhna is back with a brand new sound and her single 'Wake Up'!
"'Wake Up' my debut single from my new album coming later in the year!!! I like to call it Retro / Metro. Inspired by old favourites like Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Richie Valens, The Capri's and contemporary artists like Amy Winehouse and Calvin Richardson. After time away from music, this is my most honest album to date." Aaradhna says.
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