Young composer and pianist Aria Chablis King has released her debut full-length record album, “Fueled by Purple – Ch. I – Not Too Young to Find Myself.” The album is comprised of nine original pieces from King, who was born in 1999 and has been playing for approximately seven years. Her record also includes one re-imagined cover track, "My Immortal" by Evanescence. These compositions vary in style, tone and texture, but are uniformly remarkable in character and originality. “Fueled by Purple – Ch. I” is an artistic work of great artistic integrity, and of titanic personality untrammeled by pretentiousness or trepidation.
It is also an enigmatic work of shadows, its creator being a sculptor of suspense.
“Love mystery,” writes King; “create mystery.”
King's first published collection of music is one of delicate beauty, a prettiness colored with Gothic antiquity and mild lugubriousness. Like the color purple, its mood is not exactly blue, but rather blue-tinted, with an emphasis on evoking atmosphere and emotion without ever sounding melodramatic. There are frequent moments of carefree joy in “Not Too Young...” also, which King uses to counterbalance tension with marvelous effect. This skill is perhaps best exemplified by her manipulation of minors and majors in “Dance of the Crooked Fairy,” which is not only a piece of marvelous contrast, but also a fine display of fearless creativity.
Interestingly enough, King is not the most rabid fan of classical music, herself.
“When I wrote this first album,” she says, “I had no specific classical influence. I simply listened to the same popular artists that young people my age listened to. It might surprise people that some of my favorite bands at the time were artists like Miley Cyrus, Paramore, Motley Crue and others. I didn’t listen to classical music.” The result of this is an entirely non-derivative debut classical record. Every phrase is her own. Nothing has been subconsciously borrowed.
Her artistic philosophy, like her music, is bold, simple, and proudly stated.
“Even if you are young,” writes King, “you are still able to find your talents, develop them, and share them with others. Kids are often underrated. Don’t let anyone tell you that age is a barrier, and don’t let anyone hold you back.”
“Fueled by Purple – Ch. I – Not Too Young to Find Myself,” by Aria Chablis King is available online worldwide beginning 7 April 2013.
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