Few up-and-coming singer-songwriters can encapsulate the
true spirit of R&B music. However, staying true to her own beat while also alluring audiences with
the familiar 90’s Hip Hop and R&B appeal, AR Santiago’s newest EP is set to soar.
Titled #SadGirlHours, the new mini EP was released on July 18 th , 2022, and delivers a resonant,
enrapturing, and nostalgic 90’s feels and vibe. The album’s leading single, “Falling” marks a first
release of the 3-track EP, and also features vocals from hitmaker Jhene Aiko’s 3:16 in the record.
“Falling” with its subtle, eclectic style and magnetizing vocals by AR Santiago, is drawing listeners
back into time. The heartfelt track offers audiences a peak into the personal experience of the artist-
one that is both relatable and compelling.
The song, produced by Billboard charting producer Dylan Graham, was “very personal to me” Say’s
Santiago. “I wrote it 4 years ago about a relationship I had with a man who unbeknownst to me had
a girlfriend. I was very naïve to say the least,” reminisces the artist regarding her new track.
Standing out due to her unique and powerful vocals, AR Santiago believes that she is sculpting a new
wave in the beloved genre. Her characteristic style, look, and inviting appeal are what add onto the
artist’s formidable musical brand.
Ashley-Renee Santiago, better known by her artistic identity AR Santiago was born in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. This Afro-Latina is a talented and seasoned R&B singer and songwriter. Santiago
began working and building relationships with artists and writers like Nick Grant, B Hess, Verse
Simmonds, Tate Kobang, and Pop Lord, among others. Perfecting her vocals and musical style, AR
Santiago boasts a rich experience that includes writing and referencing for big leagues such as Usher
AR Santiago released her debut single “Crazy” in 2019 which depicted a harmony-filled R&B spin on
Britney Spears early 2000’s hit “Drive Me Crazy”. Ever since then, the artist has continued to adapt,
evolve, and stun audiences with tracks such as “Bad” and “Tokyo” featuring well-known industry
songwriter Breana Marin. Inspired by the work of her favorite icons Michael Jackson and Mariah
Carey, Santiago continues to deliver stunning musical compositions.
Social Media and Streaming
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/6nfd1H0h2oMtdlXUjuqMKj?si=SZBmacf2SjiNlGm3ZPnl1Q
Apple Music – https://music.apple.com/us/album/sadgirlhours-single/1634661361
YouTube – https://youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nyEOZ47doKTwWiUmlwB9Ha700UJFZj0Mc
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/arsantiago/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/whoisarsantiago/