Amariia is an alt-rock singer-songwriter and performer from Kiev, Ukraine.
In her mid twenties and a native from her home town she is now expanding her career in popular music to an international level.
Amariia her musical roots go back to her childhood when her father played the guitar and she learned to sing and play the piano. Ukraine, being at a crossroads of Western and Eastern culture, influenced her in many different ways and let her musically mature with great diversity and passion.
From young age Amariia was active as a singer and song-writer in various local bands. In the summer of 2011 she teamed up with guitarist and arranger Ilya Kaplunenko to form the rock duo In.Vade. This cooperation lead in 2016 to the release of their debut CD called “Echoes of your Reflection.” Both band members contributed songs to this album which was produced by Soncesvit Studio.
The music on this album has various influences ranging from alternative and gothic rock to new wave.
Amariia performed on this album with great stamina and her sensual and deeply warm voice carried the songs to a level comparable with many West European and American contemporary rock artists.
In 2018 Amariia wrote the song called Time of which the accompanying video, that was shot in Snowdonia, Wales, was released in the autumn of 2019. Time was produced and arranged by Ivan Luzan (Soncesvit Studio) who created an exciting “layered” build up that takes the listener through the various stages of 'Time.'' The arrangement is very modern and impactful yet it is very melodic and with sufficient dynamic variation to allow a few moments to contemplate 'Time' ...
In 2020 she formed her own band called Amariia with in the line up a guitarist, bassist and a drummer. In cooperation with the band she wrote Hunting Illusions and Under Red Light, Both songs have been released as singles and are streaming on Spotify, Apple Music etc.
The video for Hunting Illusions was released earlier in 2020 to critical acclaim.
On the 13th of January 2021 the video for Under Red Light was released. An intriguing video with Amariia acting as a vampire queen who needs to decide to remain bloodthirsty or pardon her last victim. An examination of the thin balance between being evil and doing good.
Due to the Covid-19 crisis the number of gigs that could be performed in 2020 was limited but she is hoping for a better year in 2021. For 2021 the release of an EP is planned with five of her songs and she is hoping to support the release with a series of concerts to bring the album live to her fans.
As a lyricist Amariia loves to use metaphors and Gothic style lyrics that sometimes look like fairy tales. This leaves them open to the personal interpretation of the listener instead of being directly on the ball.
“Intuition is my musical strength” could rank as Amariia her favourite musical quote, describing her way of working when she is writing and recording. She doesn’t like to tie her self down to “This is the way it is done.” Amariia is a very spontaneous musician who can and will at times create on the spot. This is one of her great strengths and leads to a very original and innovative approach.
Amariia spends a lot of time and effort on her visual presentation both for live shows and videos. Gothic style is a driving influence with this which she combines with her creativity and expression of ideas. Having been a professional model and being well travelled is a great source of inspiration to generate new ideas for this.
Asked about her future plans she says that she is excited to write further material that is from the heart and will entice a wider audience. Her unique personality and original style combined with her great zeal for life will for sure contribute to her further and enduring success.