King avriel (purposefully spelled with a capital “K” & lowercase “a”) is a Los Angeles-based writer, composer & singer. Having released just a handful of songs to date via her SoundCloud , she’s already generated critical & fan acclaim for her unique brand of cerebral alternative R&B containing underlying poignant social commentary. King avriel will release her debut full-length project, thesis, this spring!
Following previously unveiled thesis cut “Caricatures,” King avriel is back to give fans another taste of the upcoming project with “Judgment Day // Valley Idols” (produced by King avriel, Hasan Insane & Napo). On the song’s message, she elaborates: “The idea for the song came to me during a prisoner’s dilemma simulation in one of my classes. It reminded me of how, when I was younger, I tended to look out for others at my own expense in those kinds of situations. On surface level, it’s about me taking the blame for an imaginary crime I committed with a partner. However, it is ultimately a metaphor for a more personal lived experience, how I covered up my uncertainty with a false sense of righteousness when making a tough decision, and the faith I drew on to help me find solace.” Check out the “Judgment Day // Valley Idols” MP3
King avriel began performing at the age of two, and playing the piano & violin by age nine. A nationally recognized short story author before kindergarten, she soon began to write songs & went on to become a published poet. At five years old, King avriel landed her first feature role as the voice of Timerly on Nickelodeon’s Hey Arnold. After releasing several small projects, being featured on mixtapes with artists like Miguel, and captivating thousands of online fans, King avriel became disillusioned with industry politics & decided to return to school. She accepted a full academic scholarship at UCLA- but it was not long before she realized music was still her true passion & returned to it.