Ariane is an LA-based singer-songwriter who grew up in Paris, France. Not too long ago, she released an attractive debut single, entitled, “Trust Fund Kids”.
Ariane – “Trust Fund Kids”
“Slamming my foot down in my beat-up Cavalier. I tried to make it to midtown but they’d always beat me here. This ain’t a phony disclaimer but I can’t afford 5th Avenue. My life’s a different flavor and this ain’t the crowd that I’m into. I’m done hanging with the trust fund kids. I’m done feeling like I don’t fit in.” – lyrics
‘Trust Fund Kids’ tells the tale of a young woman who comes to the conclusion that it’s okay if she doesn’t quite fit into a certain circle or lifestyle. Apparently, her sentiment stems from the uncomfortable times spent with her affluent friends.
On those occasions, she feels out of place because of the huge economic gap between her and them. For example, she drives a beat-up Cavalier while her trust-fund buddies cruise around in their brand-new BMWs down busy city streets at night.
Also, the woman feels inadequate because she doesn’t have the resources to buy pricey merchandise. The only money she has is used to pay bills or make ends meet.
But her rich friends are privileged, and they are usually on shopping sprees on 5th Avenue buying the latest designer handbags and matching Prada shoes.
‘Trust Fund Kids’ contains a relatable storyline, ear-welcoming pop vocals, and vibey instrumentation flavored with a commercial pop aroma. Also, the song serves as an expression of rebellion towards today’s glorification of status and wealth.
Ariane – “Trust Fund Kids”
“I grew up around excessive wealth and kids who didn’t see the value of money. It was definitely hard growing up because when you’re young all you want to do is fit in. I learned as I grew older–if you can’t afford to fit in, might as well stand out in pride.” – Ariane
Ariane began singing at a young age in church choirs, bands, commercials and began writing music at the age of sixteen. She graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor’s degree in songwriting.
Also, the bubbly newcomer speaks to champion the underdog and creates a refuge for her listeners. Her music is the combination of Lorde’s message and the dark sound of Billie Eilish and Olivia O’Brien.
Ariane’s upcoming album, entitled, “Original Copy”, touches on the pressures this generation faces with excess lifestyles coveted and honed by social media.
Ariane’s message is simple: be real, be yourself and forget the rest. Her musical influences include Lorde, Lana Del Rey, Halsey, Olivia O’Brien, Charlie XCX, Billie Eilish, Lennon Stella, Tove Lo, and MØ.
We recommend adding Ariane’s “Trust Fund Kids” single to your personal playlist. Also, let us know how you feel about it in the comment section below.