By: Fredwill Hernandez
Excitement was in the air as “anticipation mounted” not only for attendees, but for Siara Rodarte, known [plainly and] artistically as Arasi, who hails from Long Beach, Ca., for her time “to shine had arrived” which was evident by an electrifying performance for fans, friends, fellow musicians [and artists], family, and [even] the press, at The Federal NoHo [Nightclub], North Hollywood, [Ca.], on Sun. – Dec. 23rd, an event which dubbed as her [official] Runaway EP release party.
Kicking things off was a charismatic acoustic performance by Tim Johnson Jr., who is originally from Philly, [Pennsylvania], but who for the past seven years has called Los Angeles home, and who some attendees [also] recalled seeing on Fox’s [new] singing competition show The Four [with P. Diddy and Dj Khaled as judges] on season 1, episode 3, who felt, “it was awesome opening up for her. She’s an awesome artist, with awesome music.”
Arasi stepped up to the plate, and left everything on the stage while performing “Let Me Love You,” “I Can Make You Say,” and “Empty,” three of the seven songs she co-wrote with [famed music producer] Andrew Lane, which comprise the [Runaway] EP which will officially be available on all digital platforms on Dec. 28th, through Chinawood, Inc.
“I’m so excited, honestly so excited, I’m grateful. I’m honestly excited because I know it’s up from here,” enthusiastically expressed [Arasi] the eighteen year old R&B singer, who never lost sight of her dream [and vision] while doing what she loves and getting her priorities straight. “What originally had happened, when I was about sixteen, is when I started pursuing music, it was school and other obstacles I was going through at the time, so I felt I couldn’t give it my all [at the time], so I felt If I could not give it my all, “I wanted no part of it,” [the music thing at the time], but I am now done with school, able to give it [my] all.”
As to what differentiates her as an artist, Arasi, added, “I keep it real,” and never try to front for anyone, no matter what I’m able to achieve and accomplish [I feel] I will always remain humble and [stay] grounded, keep the people I love and work with close to me.”
This was “evident” last month as Arasi and her sister Siena Rodarte, who [coincidently] also sings, dances, and performs, opened up for father [who goes by “stage rap name”] Styles Infinite, [Nov. 14th]] at Yue Space, [Nov. 15th] at the Play House, and [Nov.16th] at Soi Baochao, in Beijing, China.