“Music has always been part of who I am,” Baby Ariel, AKA Ariel Martin, tells us of her exciting decision to break into the art form. But don’t worry — the 17-year-old superstar, who has over 33+ combined followers — is not going to give up her online ambitions. “With social media, I love to entertain and make videos, so combining them is so natural. Both make me super happy!” she adds. Below, we chat about Ariel’s debut single, her rise to musical.ly fame and what’s coming next.
What’s “Aww” about?
The song is based off of having a crush on someone and being in the first stages of a relationship where everything is just perfect. You’re together every single day, you love each other, there’s no fighting.
The video is so fun. How did that come together?
The line “you’re so freaking cute” can be about any relationship — a boy, a girl, a girlfriend, boyfriend, but it can be about a pet or a cute animal, cute food, whatever! So we wanted to make the video based on that, a whole compilation of super cute things. Colors, boys, my friends are in the video, it’s full of happiness. There’s a dog on a skateboard.