Alethea is a singer / songwriter from Brooklyn, NY who uses Pop-Rock as a catalyst for hope.
The voice of Alethea pierces the soul. Whether with bare piano keys or dashes of ear-tingling electronica, with subtlety and grace, she explores her own relationships and the raw yearning inside all of us. Her confessional torch folk, heard by audiences in the U.S. and abroad, sounds like Sarah McLaughlin mixed with EDM and a touch of PJ Harvey. On stage and her music videos, her gentle soul finds fire in the power of expression.
“Because of my fractured past, I believe in connecting people through music. I write to bring healing to a broken world and to keep people dancing. There’s always hope and there’s always a way,” says Alethea.
Her music bridges the ballads of the lone soul, with the multi-layered expressions of the city, like New York where she now calls home. Solo on guitar she fills the room with a moving, aching voice with music as gentle as flowers on a Spring day, but has an underlying vibration of serious gravitas. With an ensemble, she explores sounds ranging from Latin rhythms to minimal Americana-infused tunes.
Her strength is in how she digs into her own experiences, and in songs like “Butterflies” and “New York State of Mind,” beats and production bring out the depth of her spirit and show her how her imagination works in three dimensions.
Upcoming projects include writing a new album "Confessions," finishing the album with her New York bandmates, and releasing two new singles with producers Jason Taylor and Crl Crll.
| "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.