Genre: Dream folk
Hometown: New York, NY
Influences: Leonard Cohen, Mitski, Nina Simone, Bon Iver, Frank Ocean
Sounds Like: Birdy, Adna, Angel Olsen, Phoebe Bridgers
Eden Ariel is a singer-songwriter from New York. Since she started making music, she has been steadily crafting a blend of dream-folk intended to evoke places, memories, and fantasies. She performs regularly at small DIY shows and the occasional larger stage.
In her music Ariel lays light, reverent vocals over intricate piano and fingerpicking landscapes, beats, and jazz-influenced drums, all intended to invoke a dream state in listeners. With lyrics inspired by the density and mysticism of Leonard Cohen, harmonies influenced by Bon Iver, and piano styled after the lush playing of Nina Simone, Eden Ariel's music is intended to be a serene transportation to another world as well as a clear-eyed look at the tumultuous secrets of our own hearts.