SECRET ROAD RECORDS
It could be the plot for a character-driven seventies film. Bouncing between states, “indie soul” singer and songwriter Arum Rae went from performing on any stage possible—including dive bars, mental hospitals, and organic produce markets—to landing a high-profile placement on ABC’s Nashville, touring with the likes of Gary Clark, Jr. and B.B. King, and independently releasing her 2014 Warranted Queen EP acclaimed by Noisey, Spin, Paste, and more. On that road, she came face-to-face with addiction, loss, heartbreak, and everything in between. Inspired by a diverse musical palette including Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, OutKast, and Hank Williams, Sr., her story comes into focus on 2016’s Loners EP and forthcoming full-length debut for Secret Road Records.