Nikell Ariel is an artist with a story to share with the world. Having found comfort in God, Ariel is currently sharing this with the world through her music. Her latest single, “Only God” has a gorgeous sound and shares her experience with the world in such a unique way.
Ariel has been writing ever since she lost her parents as a child. Growing up, she put her emotions and energy into her music and as she grew so did her sound. Now as an adult, her music has a gorgeous Gospel feel that tells the story of who she is and what is truly important to her.
Unlike much of the Gospel that we already know, Ariel’s style is honest and real. It strays from the concept of purity that is so common in the genre and doesn’t shy from being truly honest about where she came from. “I’m not here to talk about God blessing us all the time,” she said. “I’m here to talk about the real stuff. I’m going through the same things you are.”
One of the most honest Gospel singers you could find, Ariel refuses to hide from her past and uses her experiences to help others. She is always drawing from her own life. Her latest track, “Only God” comes from her experience of the pandemic. “I had the chance to reflect on everything I’d been struggling with and we’re all the same out here, whether you believe in God or not, we’re all dealing with stuff. I just wanted to highlight that.” Ariel draws attention to some of the most intense things she has gone through in the last year in an incredibly relatable light.
“To put it as simply as I can, You’re right where God wants you to be,” Ariel explained. “Only God” is a reflection of where she currently is as an artist as well as where we, as an audience, are. No matter where you are, God wants you there and it will lead you to whatever is next.
Going alongside the track, Ariel has also released a video, filled with imagery that can only add to the emotion and feel of the song itself. She is also preparing to release a new EP in the coming year.
“It’s going to be a lot lighter than this track, and a lot more about my personality,” she said. “Not only will this new project share a little more about who I am as an artist, but it’s gonna take you to a whole different place.”
Be sure to keep up with Nikell Ariel and check out her new track “Only God” on all major streaming platforms. Also remember to follow her on social media to keep up with her new EP and everything else to come. Links can be found listed below.