Hold on to your headphones, my melodically obsessed friends, because the alt-pop scene has a new powerhouse contender, and his name is Hariz. This 25-year-old Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist is about to shake things up, bringing his classical training background and undeniable talent to the pop world. Trust me, once you get a taste of Hariz, you’ll be begging for more.
It all started when our musical maestro achieved the “Highest Tier of National Ranking” from the Classical Musical Association at the ripe age of 17. A few years and a whole lot of creative grind later, Hariz nabbed the 2016 ASCAP Harold Adamson Lyric Award in Pop Music. Not one to rest on his laurels, Hariz dropped his breakthrough single “OVRBRD” in 2017, and it’s been a rocket ride to the top ever since.
Fast forward to the present, and Hariz has gifted our ears with his latest gem, “I Don’t Trust You Yet.” This track serves as a sonic exploration of the complexities of trust in relationships, with Hariz baring his soul and inviting us to join him on this emotional journey. In his own words, Hariz hopes his music can help people “realize that someone else understands what they might be going through.”
“I Don’t Trust You Yet” showcases Hariz’s incredible vocal range, with a bridge that features a heart-stopping falsetto, all while maintaining the perfect balance of powerful instrumentals and evocative lyrics. The song begins with a guitar riff that sets the tone and carries us through the entire track. It’s the kind of song that belongs in the climax of a film, with the drama and intensity that only the best pop music can provide.
Hariz has come a long way since his first release, with a growing discography that includes multiple singles and an EP called “Border.” His music has amassed millions of streams, with fans across the globe eagerly awaiting his next move. With his distinct sound and undeniable talent, it’s only a matter of time before Hariz becomes a household name.
One of Hariz’s recent singles, “I Got You,” has also made waves, accumulating hundreds of thousands of streams and garnering radio play across the country. Co-written with Chris Wallace (of ASAP Ferg, Rich the Kid, and Madison Beer fame), “I Got You” is an anthem for those who need a reminder that they’re not alone, even when life feels like a gamble.
In these challenging times, Hariz has been making the best of the situation, sharing his music through social media and connecting with fans on various platforms. Although the pandemic forced him to cancel his summer and fall tours, he’s keeping his spirits up and focusing on what he loves most: creating and sharing music with the world.
When asked about the influence of the Black Lives Matter movement on future music, Hariz believes that music has always been a crucial part of change. He hopes to see the industry continue addressing important issues and contributing to the ongoing push for equality.
As for future collaborations, Hariz would jump at the chance to work with Dua Lipa or The Weeknd. With their combined talents, there’s no doubt they’d churn out a hit that would leave us all dancing in our living rooms.
If you haven’t yet experienced the musical magic of Hariz, it’s high time you treated yourself to a listen. His songs are a testament to his dedication, talent, and unique voice in the alt-pop scene. As he continues to evolve and grow, Hariz is undoubtedly one to watch in the coming years. So, strap in and enjoy the ride, because Hariz is only going up from here.