Ariana and the Rose is a pop band created by Ariana DiLorenzo. DiLorenzo is young and in her mid-20’s, but already has an extensive background in performance. At a early age she learned dance; ballet, hip hop and tap included. In her teens she did voice-overs and commercials and even appeared on the Sopranos. More recently, she performed at the after-party of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Ball.
This March Ariana and the Rose released their Head vs Heart EP. The music could be classified as electronic pop. It features brilliant synths in conjuction with DiLorenzo’s vocals and other instruments including a piano. Philthy Mag quoted DiLorenzo as saying “I come from a singer/songwriter place. I play piano, but I love synth pop.” This background makes DiLorenzo’s music pop with a unique flavor.
My favorite track from Head vs Heart is titled “In Your Bed”. The song’s synths are reminiscent of the electronic dance music that I listened to in the early 90’s. I don’t mean to say that the song sounds dated, because it doesn’t. The music is chart-friendly, but unique. The music isn’t wildly complex and the lyrics are pretty simple, but it has a real lasting presence. I’ll be looking forward to whatever Ariana and the Rose does next.