Aria Lisslo (BMI)

Abe Olman Scholarship, 2021

Born and raised in New York City, in a musical family, Aria Lisslo was exposed to music before she could speak. She credits a family iPod filled with soul, hip-hop, classic rock, and Taylor Swift for discovering her love of music at such a young age. From forming a Joan Jett cover band at 6-years-old to getting a classical vocal music education at LaGuardia High School, her name is most certainly an aptronym.

After graduating in 2020, at 17-years-old, Aria released her debut single “Won’t U Be…” which earned support from MTV and a dedicated group of fans. In 2021, she released three more singles: “Whisky N Wine”, “Won’t Kill Me”, and “Bonnie”. Quickly garnering praise from BBC Radio 1, Mark Ronson, Spotify, Justin Hayward-Young (The Vaccines), Zane Lowe, and more.

All four singles have been completely self-produced, mixed, and mastered, landing her partnerships with companies such as Splice and XLN Audio.

With four songs behind her and a life-long career in front of her, the sky's the limit for Aria Lisslo. Stay tuned for upcoming projects and music.

“I think she’s so amazing. She’s one of the coolest young artists that I've come across and met as a person. As a result of that, I can feel that and hear that in the music… It feels like an outlier and whatever it is there’s something that makes it really special and unique to me. That in and of itself is what makes it so cool.” - Justin Hayward-Young (The Vaccines) on BBC Radio 1

“We first became aware of Aria Lisslo through TikTok…she’s so young, straight out of New York, such fantastic songwriting, we’re so excited about this girl. She’s crushing it.” - The Zane Lowe Show