NEW ALBUM – OUT NOW
Athena’s brand new album, Ready for the Sun, is out now!
Singer Songwriter Athena Andreadis
“… A rare diamond..”
This powerful emotive debut deserves to mark her out as one of the year’s major new stars.”
“… A voice blessed…”
“…She’s just pop enough for Hot AC and indie enough to charm those NPR listeners.”
“Sparklingly spans the boundaries of music, enhanced by a voice of great emotional resonance.”
“Just listen to the voice – a fluty, soaring, intimate thing, pure as a Cycladian sky, but with an edge which gives it real emotional eloquence.”
Take Natalie Merchant’s confident vibe and some Joni Mitchell harmonies, add a touch of Sarah McClachlan’s emotive singing style and a hint of Colbie Caillat’s pop sensibility, and you would have an idea of Athena’s overall sound…
One of the best things about Athena and this release is her ability to find the substance in the lyrics while simultaneously creating catchy, contemporary pop sounds that draw you in.
“…timeless feel to it… tremendous amounts of personality with a backing instrumentation that is at the top of their game.”
“the unique and commanding power of Athena’s voice.”
“…anyone looking for an inspiring music listening experience.”
“She’s got earthshaking looks and a talent to match. Listen closely and a startling originality emerges”
“Young, vivacious, charismatic… the balance of her own sensual songs with a mix of tradition and classical influence gives her a rare individuality.”
“…young Joni Mitchell-like…”
“…the raw emotion and power of Athena.”
“Brave and original. A remarkably fine singer songwriter.”
“…cascading, beautiful voice… the talent of Adele…”
“…A talented rising pop star…”
“…lyrics that are both radio-friendly and quite deep, a combination that seems to come by rarely in an era of quick turnaround and dreams of fame and fortune.”
“…this creative partnership between Athena and Ethan Allen is working like a charm.”
“…Athena can weave a tale as rich as anything crafted by Leonard Cohen…”
“Athena, Maroon 5, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have reduced plastic pollution on tour through their practices on the road, and talk to concertgoers.“
“…a radio hit waiting to happen”
“Radiating class and oodles of talent… a voice blessed… this rare diamond ought to shine.”
When Billboard Magazine recognized Athena Andreadis as “a talented rising star,” it’s easy to see why fans around the world have been creating hype about this British – Greek Londoner’s unique singer – songwriter style and powerful voice. With several records and awards under her belt including Best Folk / Singer Songwriter Album at the Independent Music Awards (USA), companies like Starbucks started to pay attention and selected Athena as their exclusive artist to feature her UK and Greek albums and help raise money for local charities In Greece. Athena Andreadis has sold out international shows, topped the UK charts including Amazon Top 5 and Virgin UK Charts, as well as the US charts Amazon Top 3 and Athena songs have been has been licensed, synced (Visit England campaign during the London Olympics, Silent Night by Save the Children, Concern, Channel 5 and Sky Arts documentary U.K.) and featured internationally on television series, movies, TV commercials, ads, BBC radio stations, and shows broadcasted by US channels NBC and CBS. Athena has the same clear vision that marks out Ed Sheeran or Adele and it’s matched with a fresh, limitless ambition to boldly stand out as “brave and original” ( The Guardian ).
All of Athena’s records – Breathe With Me, Peeling Apples, Giini Aggeli (Earth Angels), Ready For The Sun – are made under her own record label Embraceable Records. Sony, EMI, Universal, MINOS EMI, Proper, Orchard, Believe Digital and Burnside over the years, following Anni DiFranco’s and Madonna’s lead. Athena has worked with renown producers and songwriters including Eric Appapoulay ( Natasha Bedingfield, Cat Stevens), Richard Causon ( Ryan Adams, The Kings of Leon ), Adam Levy ( Norah Jones ), and Ethan Allen ( Ben Harper, Sheryl Crow ). Athena Andreadis has sang and performed internationally, she has sold out tours, singing around the world, giving international performances at world-class concert halls and festivals from the Royal festival Hall and Glastonbury in the UK, to SXSW and performed at the Cradle 2 Cradle gala conference in New York City (which was attended and supported by brands from Stella McCartney to the chairman of Google) in the U.S.A. In May 2016 Rolling Stone magazine talked about Athena’s environmental work as an ambassador of the Plastic Pollution Coalition (USA) alongside other notable individuals Maroon 5, Jack Johnson, and Bonnie Raitt.
Most recently, Athena took on a new adventure and moved to Los Angeles. Shortly after her move, she was invited to join Leonard Cohen on his latest album, You Want It Darker on which she sings the Greek influenced, hauntingly beautiful, “Traveling Light”. Athena initially learned of her hero’s awareness of her during an interview years prior, in which a journalist shared that when she asked Leonard who his favorite Greek singer was, he had quickly responded with Athena as his choice. Athena has teamed up with Producer Ethan Allen (Ben Harper, Sheryl Crow) for her first US fully recorded album, Ready For The Sun which will be released on February 3rd, 2017.
The music video of her infectious first focus track, “You Bring Me Luck,” has a playful and whimsical storyline and features special guests such as Josh Randall and the world famous award-winning “Ugliest Dog” Rascal, who has appeared on shows like America’s Got Talent, while the production team behind it is responsible for the videos of artists such as Rihanna and Justin Timberlake. The second focus track due for release shortly is called “Stronger”.