Arum Rae

Artist bio

Arum is currently planted in Brooklyn, but she's grown in various terrain, including Austin and Boston. Arum moved around a lot growing up, and found herself at home in the music programs of her schools and communities, until finally finding a home at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. "All of my moving around has infused me with a lot of different influences"her vocal styling scratches jazz acts like Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone all the way to the more pop sounds of Joss Stone and KT Tunstall. "Music reflects the geography of where it comes from, so each place had something unique that I've taken. The constant transition can help with writing because it causes me to be open and flexible... which leads to vulnerability, which leads to emotion, which hopefully ends up in a song."