Alethea is a singer / songwriter from Brooklyn, NY who uses folk-punk music as a catalyst for hope.
Alethea’s mantra is “revolution of love.”
She grew up as both a messenger and a gypsy. Feeling completely lost in a strange world until music found her. She grew up as both a country and city girl in Oregon, bouncing from person to person and place to place including China, Germany, and Idaho before finally landing in Brooklyn, NY. She has performed throughout the world including China, Germany and the United States in Nashville, Los Angeles, Boston, and Washington D.C..
Because of her fractured past, she believes in connecting people despite different backgrounds, beliefs, and social structures. She writes to bring healing to a world that is broken, but has so much promise and she performs to keep its people dancing.
As an artist she is authentic and raw. She taps into the human experience and leaves you feeling excited for what’s next.
She’s a mixture of KT Tunstall and Joni Mitchell with a touch of The Cranberries. Her genre can be described as folk-punk: indie-pop-soul mixed with a taste of Americana.
Upcoming projects include finishing several singles and working with her new band in New York to create multi-layered music.
She released “Free Falling Girl” this summer July 7th at Arlene’s Grocery.
| "But...why music?" |
Why do you dream of being a singer/songwriter?
I love music. The only time I feel completely at peace and at ease is when I’m singing, writing, performing or playing soccer. Songs just kind of come to me.
What inspires you to write?
Everything I read about in the news, everything that I see out in the world around me. I’m a pretty emotional and sensitive person so there are many things that just motivate me to want to speak out… either for the sake of my own heart or for the emotions and experiences of other people.
What are your songs about?
Trials I’ve personally experienced or people I’m closed to have experienced. Often I write songs for people I really care about to help them feel better about their current situation. Or I write songs for my friends who are getting married. Some of the most beautiful songs I’ve written have been for my friends who have recently tied-the-knot.
What is your musical style?
Soul-pop is probably the best way to describe it, but I want to incorporate some rock influences in as well, such as drums and electric guitar. I find Rock n’ Rollers to really have their heart in the right place when it comes to the music. If I had my dream I would be a female Ed Sheeran mixed with Sara Bareilles and my band would sound like a mix of The Script and The Cranberries.
Why should people care about me as an artist?
I’m extremely passionate and motivated in what I do and why I do it. Someday, I want to create a fund to help low-income children so they can follow their dreams too.