Aria Nichols – Thoughtful
Aria Nichols is an artist from New Zealand and based out of Dubai. Her recent single, Thoughtful, caught my attention from the stretched out arrangement. What I mean by that is the entire song sounds like it’s melting slowly. It sounds like it’s moving at 50bpm! That’s super slow!!! Super chill vibes on this unique chillwave project. Absolutely beautiful harmonies as well comprising of trap, R&B, jazz, and pop elements .
Aria’s signature emotional jazz/pop vocals and poetic songwriting really bring this project to the next level for me. Each tone is carefully selected, almost acting as a percussion element throughout the track. With lower octave harmonies, and horn sounds spread throughout the arrangement, this track is filled with easter eggs of sound.
Interesting fact about Aria is that she began releasing singles in her final year of medical school.
This song is perfect for sensory deprivation floating tanks, scuba diving, being in outer space, walks on the beach, jogging through quicksand, tending to your garden, taking your time, meditating on top of a mountain, learning how to breathe normally, being thoughtful, and any slow mo Instagram video.