Aerhart is the new project of Brooklyn-based vocalist, songwriter and burgeoning producer Amelia Wellers. Her debut work, WALLFLOWER, was self-released as a full-length LP on October 22, of 2021. The record has been likened to “whatever they play in the Vatican but heavily electrocuted,” fronted by Joni Mitchell, with overtones of My Brightest Diamond, Mitski, Radiohead, Zola Jesus and Weyes Blood.
The COVID-19 pandemic, a deep dive into Logic Pro, and an email to Kyle Joseph (producer) catapulted her first speedy self-release of a folk EP titled Wishtide in November 2020 for an audience of friends and family. Amelia’s folk roots served as the songwriting gateway for Aerhart, where she has just begun to spread her eclectic-alternative, industrial-electronic, and richly layered vocal wings.
Amelia grew up playing piano and singing across New England in competitive auditioned choirs. In her early 20s, she taught herself guitar and wrote folk songs while traveling across cities. During that time, she credits a summer of symphonic submersion at the Tanglewood Music Festival working for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, as well as an apprenticeship at the cross-disciplinary international production house Hotel Pro Forma in Copenhagen, Denmark, for influencing her boundary-pushing songwriting and genre-agnostic arrangements.