Singer, Songwriter, Ari Hicks
Published On: March 23rd, 20231.2 min read

Ari Hicks performing live at MODECANADAROCKS Spring Equinox | photo: George Pimentel

23-year-old artist Ari Hicks represents the perfect paradox: soft and ethereal vocals singing from a soul cemented in strength. Making an impressive debut.

in 2020 with her single “Nothin’ but a Monster”, she quickly established herself as a rising star in the making. Although often attributed to pop, ari (née Arianna Hicks) has found her niche experimenting with darker alternative accents that speak to her musical mystique. Her versatility is most visibly demonstrated throughout her debut EP IDIOT GRL, which told the unfiltered story of ari’s childhood.

Never one to slow down, ari followed up with her Halloween-themed EP “Kiss Me, Kill Me” shortly after. The three-track project, inspired by her fascination with the holiday, explores the darker facets of love, lust, pain, and heartbreak. The title track “Kiss Me, Kill Me” has surpassed a million streams just on Spotify alone. Kiss Me, Kill Me was just a glimpse into exploring an edgier side of the singer-songwriter’s music and a taste of what is to come this year.

Kicking off 2022 with a new look and a new sound, the queen of spooky season will not leave you disappointed with what’s to come. Ari’s debut full-length album “It’s Not That Deep” is set for release fall 2022.