I came across the young songstress through her previous cut All For You, and as stated in the review, saw a lot of potential, so to see her release a track produced by Carns Hill, it was intriguing to say the least. Carns has been leading the underground for some time with production for Youngs Teflon and more recently 67, so it was not clear what direction this track would take.
Initially, the production is fairly straightforward, you could hear Drill rap over it, and so it is testament to firstly Carns Hill for having a somewhat versatile production style, but also Arielle, as the beauty is able to sing over it. If All For You set the bar, then Man At Home does not quite reach near, even with the similar melody, it falls short. I want to think that it’s the mix or to not take it as seriously, but I believe in Arielle, she has a good vocal, style and is beautiful, her personality does transcend these songs and that’s a plus point too. In defence, there are moments within the record that prove her natural ability in all aspects, and if we take it for the raw gem that it can be appreciated for then it’s fine, but it just does not feel as emphatic nor game-changing as the previous single, though opinions may change upon hearing it situated within her forthcoming (yet to be titled) EP.
Not to discourage, as it is not easy to create, especially with little assistance, in recording the process, let alone marketing. As far as subjects and theme, she definitely has a lot to offer, with a relatable factor, and so I await to hear what’s next from the young talent.