Ariaa, an 18-year-old singer, resides in Waco, Texas and has been making consistent, smooth jams since he began his music career. He has amassed over 100,000 plays on his latest project earlier this summer, “Mad Love” The instrumental used in this song was created by PersianBeatz, who is Ariaa’s blood brother. Persian has created beats for the likes of Chief Keef, Lil Durk, Famous Dex & more. I asked Ariaa how he felt after completing this song in a 2 hour studio sitting with his brother, and he responded, “It all just kind of came to me. Lately, I felt as my music was going downhill – I thought I lost my sound. This song helped me in ways people won’t ever understand. I’m proud of how it came out.” I also asked Ariaa why he decided to get Mikey on this song in particular, and he responded with, “Mikey’s helped mentor my music for a very long time – back before I even believed I could make it as far as I have today. He’s one of my biggest inspirations and I’m glad to call him my friend. I thought his sound would fit this song perfectly, and it did.
While listening to the new track, I was reminded quickly of Ariaa’s breakout-single a few months ago, “Sierra Drive.” The mood was quite similar to that song and the love message was definitely one that I could truly feel and understand.