The Tehran, Iran born artist grew up as though performing was her second nature. In a culture where family is central, Areviejé found her first stage in the living room of her grandmother’s house where her family became her first audience; encouraging their participation in renditions of old Persian songs as she sang and danced to the beat of their clapping hands. Although western satellite was illegal in Iran, her family were able to gain access. Tuning in to channels like MTV she found love in Soul & R ‘n’ B. Her voice emulates the soulfulness of Sadé, the storytelling of Lauryn Hill with the depth of Shirley Bassey. Creating a unique, infectious sound in an eclectic mix of styles, drawing on soul, dub-reggae, jazz and dance music with sweet whispers of Persian melodies. In Iran, women’s basic human rights have been stripped away, including the ability to solo perform or dance. With recent developments in Iran regarding the first-ever female-led revolution in history, Areviejé uses her privilege of performing as a platform to show solidarity with the women of Iran, bridging the knowledge gap between non- Iranians and Iranians by raising awareness through her music. In 2022, she was awarded funding by The Arts Council for her debut EP due to be released in 2023. Speaking about her debut EP release, Areviejé says: “This EP is so special to me because it has adopted elements of new form protest music, it’s a diary that communicates the unspoken emotions of a woman growing up with cultural conflicts, the effects this can have on relationship choices, in my journey of self-reflection & evolution”.