PØPSQUAD & Housequake Productions Present
RISE ft. Kirsten Arian, LO, Ivory Layne & Kellie Besch
Lo, Ivory Layne, Kellie Besch
1 Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
A confident, radiant Los Angeles native, Kirsten Arian brought her ethereal pop sound from the west coast to the Country Music Capital Of The World, showcasing the sound of Nashville is moving progressively towards a new era. “Moving to Nashville allowed me to fall in love with the art of music and the incredible community behind it. A lot of people would laugh at me for moving to Nashville from LA to do pop music, but there is this huge buzz happening with pop in Nashville. Instead of being lost in LA, I get to be someone who helps build the pop community here, which is a thrill for me.”
She is, put simply, effervescent! “The goal is for my songs to sound like Rose soda: upbeat, light, classy and fun,” Kirsten says of her own music.
In her first Nashville venture, Arian beat out 400 contestants in Nashville’s Music City Breakthrough talent competition, establishing herself in a world of noise as a frequency to tune into. She signed to RareSpark Media Group and hit the studio to record her debut album Higher Than Heaven, most of which she wrote at age 18. Her debut garnered the attention of MTV who promised, “You may not have heard of Kirsten Arian yet, but, trust me, you will soon.” The album led to features on iHeartRadio’s 107.5 The River and Nashville’s independent radio station, Lightning 100. Popdust called the album “…one of the most alluring projects in all of pop in 2015.”
Opportunity knocked for Arian to write a song for The LEGO Batman Movie. She hit the ground running, completing the song “Invincible” in just 3 hours with her Australian co-writer and producer, Lindsay Rimes. “Invincible” comes out on The LEGO Batman Movie soundtrack on February 3, and the film’s theatrical release is on February 10.
Though she’s achieved great success in a little time, Arian remains grateful, counting her blessings, one of the biggest of which is that she gets to be a music artist.
“In the last few years of my life, I’ve felt more alive than I’ve ever been because of the risks I’ve taken and deciding to follow the spirit wherever it takes me,” she says. “It has been terrifying at times, but ultimately it’s led me to the greatest places I could have ever imagined. I want to help take other people to those places and remind them to be free. Life doesn’t have to be boring. Everyday can be some sort of adventure if you let it.”
Musical Neon. That's Lo. Infectious production plus equal parts sass and quirk, this West Coast native speaks in melody and lives in perpetual rhythm. While her music is chock full of immaculate ear candy and a vocal performance that is unapologetically unique, this Nashville transplant cut her teeth as a dancer first, landing features in ESPN, ABC, and USA Today in her early professional life. While her dance career landed plenty of accolades, Lo's music caught the ear of Dr. Luke's Prescription Songs in 2017, where she signed on as one of their first Nashville writer/producers, becoming a vanguard to the burgeoning pop scene in music city. With 'Good Good' slated as her debut single, this Nashville-based artist is poised to make a loud statement that Nashville pop is armed and ready to go. With a sound that toes the line between bombastic Top 40 melodies and the sonic edge of what's bubbling under, there's no denying the buzz that comes from her bass-rattling catalog. World, meet Lo.
Born and raised in Rochester, Minnesota, Kellie is a musician and emerging indie-pop artist who has chased her dreams all the way to Nashville, Tennessee. She has been studying music since she was six years old, writing songs since she was twelve, and now she has developed a style all her own marked by synthesizers, honest lyrics, and uncompromised creativity. No Country for New Nashville called her music “expansive pop” and “a beautiful sonic panorama.” Friends have called her music “synth pop for the intellectual listener" and "technical synth pop."
Her debut album, "Fierce Landscapes" is out now!
“Each song on the Nashvillian’s debut EP is colored with emotional and spiritual experiences driven by Besch’s lyrical voice and producer Nathan Gamble’s production.” -- No Country for New Nashville (Nashville)
“Besch’s music is easy to relate to and introduces compelling lyrics and music with the twist of her specific, independent style.” -- The Remnant (Minneapolis)
“You’re in for an emotional roller coaster powered by Besch’s outstanding voice and lyrical prowess. This lady is the real deal.” -- The 507 (Rochester)
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