Dave Marsh – Author/Music Critic/Radio Host/Historian:
“I’ve never seen an unknown performer with more power as when I saw Ariana…. I couldn’t stop talking about her. She may be the best new emerging artist anywhere.”
Bernie Taupin – Elton John’s lyricist/Grammy-award winning songwriter:
“I’m staggered by how good she is. There’s not much that impresses me these days but after hearing her available tracks, I can honestly say she’s the single most exciting artist I’ve heard in a long time.”
The above quotes are typical of the excitement Canada’s Ariana Gillis was creating from the earliest stages of her career. But after sustaining a serious concussion in 2015, Ariana believed that she would never be able to write & perform music again. Well, she’s proving herself wrong, as after an extended period of recovery she’s back with some new music currently being recorded with multi- GRAMMY® Award-winning producer, Joel Moss & CFMA Producer of the Year, David Gillis.
Freedom, the first song released from these sessions, presents a timely statement surrounding the repression of human rights & false promises in the U.S. & around the globe. “At its core, it touches on equity & the important value of human kindness “.
“All around they’re making up stories, sayin’ we got good things coming. But freedom took off before that talk, & ever since then I’ve been running. Freedom, freedom where you been? I’ve been missing you so long. Guns & soldiers, bullets, patrollers, freedom never felt so wrong.”
Ariana Gillis… a caring, wise & exceptionally talented young artist.