I,Star began as the collaborative project of husband-wife duo, singer/songwriter Aradhana Silvermoon and MC/poet Truth-I Manifest, and has grown to include a band of talented multi-instrumentalists. Encompassing a core fusion of Truth-I’s potent lyrical flow and Aradhana’s angelic melodies, their performances are a dynamic interplay of these respective masculine and feminine elements, as hard-hitting poetics weave between evocative refrains, building to harmonies in the hooks. I,Star’s “folk-hop” carriage bears powerful and relevant messages of personal and global spiritual transformation, stewardship of the Earth, social justice, and visionary love. Whether with accompaniment ranging from the sole simplicity of Aradhana’s acoustic guitar, to the complexity and prowess of their full band, and even extra danceability with a live DJ, I,Star inspires listeners to groove deeply and journey into their rich imagery. Displaying wide, genre-crossing versatility with influences of world, reggae, blues, and rock styles to accent their folk-hop essence, I,Star’s music has broad appeal to lovers of many flavors.
Currently based in Asheville, NC, and formerly, Los Angeles, CA, Aradhana and Truth-I released their first I,Star record, Music and the Mood, in May 2011, the result of a six-month “honeymoon.” following their musical wedding in October 2010. From beginning to end, the record transports listeners into realms ranging from the magical to the insightful to the romantic to the autobiographical, upon stellar musicianship and stylistic variety from their band. In May 2012, I,Star released a stripped down mix of their debut, Music and the Mood – Acoustic, that thrives in its simplicity. Aradhana’s solo record, Infinite Oneness, was released in 2006, and continues to be popular on listening sites worldwide. Truth-I and Aradhana are currently working on writing and recording their second I,Star album, with anticipated new single releases in the fall of 2015, as well as remixes, a long-awaited Truth-I spoken word album and a new Silvermoon solo album.