Ari Lennox's World
Ari Lennox, the soulful singer from Washington, D.C., is making her mark in the music industry! The 23-year-old recently spoke with me to describe her style, as well as new EP “Ariography.”
Itsawritestyle: Where did the name Ari Lennox originate?
Ari Lennox: Ari Lennox stems from the character “Mary Lenox” in The Secret Garden. Ari is my organized alter ego.
Itsawritestyle: How would you describe your sound?
AL: Alternative Soul
Itsawritestyle: How did you go about finding your unique sound and style of music?
AL: Pretty beats have simply led me to this point.
Itsawritestyle: How long after YouTube videos did people start to notice your sound?
AL: Immediately people recognized it was soulfully different, even weird.
Itsawritestyle: What do you think sets you apart from other artists?
AL: Beautiful beats, breathtaking relationships and random heart breaks inspire my best songs.
Itsawritestyle: I first heard your music through your EP “Five Finger Discount.” With your newest EP, describe the growth between the two.
AL: Both projects are my babies, the second kid (Ariography) was a little more well-behaved, sweet and genius. The first kid (FFD) is genius but had a serious case of ADHD. I love both kids equally, but I was a more experienced parent second time around lol.
Itsawritestyle: Who would you like to collaborate with in the future?
AL: Phil Collins and Herbie Hancock.
Itsawritestyle: Your hair is beautiful! What do you do to maintain it?
AL: Thank you. Coconut oil, castor oil, constant moisture, washing it weekly, and braiding it before bed. My simple routine.
Itsawritestyle: Three words to describe you.
AL: Fun, sexy, eclectic.
Itsawritestyle: Where do you see your career in five years?
AL: Nurtured, free, happy and prosperous.
For more information on Ari Lennox, visit ariography.com