Every so often a young female vocalist comes along and seduces us with her allure, facilitated by a soothing sultry sound of a siren. In this new era of musical intonation, Arum Rae Valkonen mesmerizes us with her ability to entrance us under a deep spell of meteoric proportions.
Fluctuating melodies elevate the listener to Heaven, then plummet, mystify, and ultimately vanquish the unsuspecting floating fan as he falls to the depths of No Solid State. Invigorated by a Nordic strength in her bloodline, yet matched by the tenderness in her name (which means Water Lily in Latin): revolutionary passion to explore endless ranges of sound prevails. Arum accomplishes a wider range of sound and feel with a bare cast of personnel. Whether a solo act, two-piece, or full band, Rae melts the room with sonorous lava, leaving no soul untapped, no heart untouched.
Thus far, Arum has consistently enjoyed resounding feedback from fans throughout the country: a pattern of reciprocation and emotional gratitude at each and every performance. Perpetually challenging herself, she has reinvented an evolving career on her own shoulders entirely. Armed with education, she has aptly applied herself as needed. Now, she’s able and willing to concoct a soul & dance revival, which delicately plays all over the full sonic spectrum.