Ariel Bird is a Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer based in Stavanger. Hir music could be described as melodic and cinematic folk pop, inspired by the timeless songwriting of artists like The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Sufjan Stevens. With music remaining hir primary form of artistic expression since the age of twelve, Ariel has spent the last few years writing, recording, and performing across Norway, establishing hir musical expression and getting some positive attention on the national radio station (NRK) and at local festivals.
“Pictures in Frames” hir debut full length album was released worldwide on May 24, 2019. On the album, Ariel explores subjects of otherness, mental illness and gender confusion, always with a personal and ultimately optimistic touch.
“Magical!” - Daniel Engen (festival director at Musikkfest Stavanger)
“Ariel Bird is fantastic. An unrivaled talent with a voice that quivers and sways in a wonderfully peaceful way, Ariel should be on every indie playlist of worth’’. - IndiePotPie
“Ariel Bird l has one of the most pleasing voices (if not the absolute best) my ears have heard since reviewing music. Hir approach to songwriting is soft and sentimental, touching on personal yet familiar emotions and feelings’’. - Modern Music Maker
“There's a purity to the vocals that I love, and perfectly judged instrumentation to support it, with beautiful soft melodies that carries his music forward’’ - Nordic Music
“Certainly Ariel provides hir talents, in spades, for our delight’’. - comeherefloyd
“Hir music is fantastically haunting!’’ - York Calling
“Ariel delivers an intimate, and quite personal, song showcasing his smooth and soothing vocals and storytelling abilities. I am loving the infectious melodies packed with beautiful guitar chords and percussion and its overall cinematic atmosphere’’. - Caesar Live N Loud