– quote from “Bloodshed”
Areej, a United Kingdom newcomer, reveals a taste of her upcoming debut EP with the track “Bloodshed.” The song is a blend of raw soul and jazz with Areej’s full-bodied sound that shifts her mood.
In “Bloodshed,” Areej takes listeners through a journey of pain with a hoarse voice, heavy heart on a warn sax riff and an intoxicating hook.
Nina Simone, Erykah Badu, and Etta James are legendary references that have been Areej’s most significant musical influences. Her unique tone and commanding presence interlocks perfectly with her unique brand of storytelling.