What: Alternative Pop

Where: Toronto, ON

Visit: www.aarysmusic.com

It hasn’t taken long for AARYS to establish herself as one of the more intriguing and engaging artists in Toronto’s crowded alt-pop scene. But while her breakout single, “Echo,” dropped in 2018 to much acclaim, the artist behind the moniker has been busily composing and performing for over a decade.

Her 2019 debut LP, Secrets, showcases a signature hybrid of dark and eerie alternative sounds foiled with shimmering electro-pop. AARYS further refines that compelling formula on her latest single, “Talk,” confidently and unapologetically delving into her personal experiences with anxiety and depression atop an ethereal, undeniably catchy production.

Considering how quickly she’s generated this level of buzz, if AARYS can maintain the momentum, there’s no telling where she’ll be in another couple of years.