ARDEN KAYWIN will be performing at The Mint this Saturday, October 18 at 9pm to celebrate the release of her second album "Elephant In The Room," which is due out October 21 via Page Entertainment Group. It’s the follow-up to her 2006 debut, "Quarter Life Crisis," and it was produced by eleven-time Grammy® Award winner Rafa Sardina (Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, Luis Miguel).
The singer/songwriter is well known in the indie pop world for her thoughtful, witty songwriting and her powerful voice. Her songs are soulful, often quirky creations with influences ranging from pop and alt rock to classical and funk.
Since childhood, Kaywin has immersed herself in music. She attended the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Manhattan School of Music where she was classically trained. Kaywin’s songs have been featured on numerous TV shows on MTV, NBC, ABC and The CW networks.
“When you’re studying classically, it’s kind of taboo to be playing or singing pop music because the technique is so different,” says Kaywin. “So there I was in class perfecting Mozart, and then I would go home and write pop songs that nobody knew about. When I was a child, I was obsessed with Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. All I wanted was to sing like they did, and I would go around the house imitating them. Then in high school I discovered artists like Tori Amos, Dave Matthews Band, and the Indigo Girls. That’s when I fell in love with songwriting as a craft.”
As Dave Chung recently hailed in a Billboard.com live review: "Arden's passionate vocals, unique blend of musical styles, lyricism, and impressive range make her an artist that is very hard to forget... By the end of the show, after witnessing a talent that is already recognized as a star waiting in the wings, I could not help but echo the sentiments to the Kaywin fans seated next to me: That was so good!"
And as noted on Napster: “Our first unsigned artist to be featured on Napster's Pop page.”
www.myspace.com/ardenkaywin or www.ardenkaywin.com are her websites.