Born and raised in West London and now age 22 Areej studied at Holland Park school before attending a performing arts school and then going onto achieving her degree in history.

She began recording at the age of 17 whilst at school where she also took vocal training from prolific coach Malcolm Connell, her inspirations come from a love of blues, jazz and soul with a passion for reggae and hip hop music too which led to her recording in a vein of all these genres and sounds culminating in the infectious groove of Undercover Lover with its distinctive reggae bass line with a classic blues vocal.


Areej has a love for Arabic music as well as studying the music and sounds of Etta James and Nina Simone with further influences and attachment to Trap Jazz and Neo Soul