After several years away from the music scene, Aaradhna is back with a stunning new album, Treble & Reverb, and she agreed to answer a few questions for us.
Who's your favourite artist?
How would you describe your sense of style?
Your favourite website or blog?
Which four people, dead or alive, would you have at an ideal dinner party?
Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Ruth Brown and Amy Winehouse.
What charity would you give money to?
If you weren't making music, what would you be doing for a job?
I would be an archaeologist.
Are you a dog or a cat person?
Dog. I have a dog named Rucker and I love him to death.
Most annoying celebrity and why?
Hmm, I dont have one in mind to be honest with you.
Why such a long wait between albums?
I had to do a lot of soul searching. I was going through a stage where I felt like I had lost the passion for music and so I decided at the time to step away from the music scene. It wasn't until a bit later that I found that drive again.
When will we get to see you perform in Hamilton?
I have no date yet but Hamilton is definitely in the works for future shows.
Best advice you ever got?
To remember that every time I come to a point where everything is going against me and it feels like I can't hold on, keep holding on because that's the time where the tides will turn and this is what's going to build my character. This is called growth.
Favourite other country?
Samoa and India.
If money were no object, what frivolous, non-essential item would you buy for yourself?
Hmm . . . a big fat yellow diamond ring.
What will you be doing at Christmas?
I'll be having a big feast with my loved ones.
What was your first job?
I worked as a kitchen-hand at Government House in Wellington.
Tell us something not many people know about you.
I sway side to side unknowingly whenever I'm eating good food; no swaying means no good. According to my friends.
Were you cool or a nerd in high school?
I was a dreamer, I was more focused on trying to become a professional singer.
If you could live in any time in history, when would it be?
It would be the 50s. I would love to be there for the music!
When was the last time you were totally content and what led to that state.
It was after I had a listen to the final version of my album, Treble & Reverb. I just felt so complete afterwards. I had been sitting on these songs for such a long time and I poured my heart and soul into these songs; to hear the end result was such a satisfying moment for me.
Would you rather relax with people or by yourself?
I would rather relax with the people who I love and who are close to me.