Hailing from West Java, Indonesia, powerhouse songstress Arheta (pronounced ree-ta) has a unique brand of gritty rhythm and blues has quickly propelled her through the ranks of the SE Asian music scene, establishing her as the premier female blues act in the region. Audiences from Malaysia to Morocco to Abu Dhabi to China to Singapore have been thrilled by her high-energy stage show and electrified festival sound.
For her 2021 debut album HEAL, Arheta has assembled an international all-star team of top-level talent while also writing or co-writing each song on the album herself. She credits her many years as a touring singer, followed by a return to her Bali home, as the inspiration to finally release her own original brand of blues music.
“Getting around a country of 260,000,000 people across 20,000 islands in less than 7 years – I’ve paid my dues and I’m proud of it!” says Arheta.
Joining forces with veteran American record producer/drummer Deane Ogden, HEAL details the culmination of Arheta’s last four years of life on the road away from family and familiarity, and back again to her guitar-driven RnB origins as one of Indonesia’s favored daughters.
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The downtime of the 2020 global pandemic allowed Arheta to lyrically explore the emotional territory she wrestled with personally and professionally as her career was taking flight.
“This album is the story of a healing process that I’ve been through,” says Arheta. “Those dark passengers that you carry for far too long. The journey of forgiveness and forgetting, letting go of the past and the things that you cannot change.”
SUPERMAN, Arheta’s lead single off HEAL was released on April 23, 2021, and is available on Spotify, Bandcamp, Amazon, Apple Music, iTunes, Youtube Music, Youtube (video), TIDAL, Deezer, Napster and wherever music is streamed or sold.
HEAL releases worldwide in July 2021.