22-year-old artist, ARI, represents the perfect paradox: soft and ethereal vocals singing from a soul cemented in strength. Making an impressive debut with her single “Nothin’ but a Monster,” she quickly established herself as a rising star in the making. Although often attributed to pop, ARI (Arianna Hicks) has found her niche experimenting with alternative accents and R&B riffs that speak to her musical mystique. Her versatility is most visibly demonstrated throughout her debut EP IDIOT GRL, which tells the unfiltered story of ARI’s childhood. IDIOT GRL has amassed over 1.5 million streams since it’s summer release. Never one to slow down, Ari released her latest Halloween-themed EP Kiss Me, Kill Me in October. Since then, the title track has received over 600k streams cross platform. With 2020 behind us, Ari is set to release her first single of the year in April. “Everyone is Disappointing” showcases her versatility while exploring a more playful side to her music as she continues to awe us and claim her space in the pop world and beyond.