Hi Adrian, how are you doing?
I’ve been alright. Just living.
Can you tell us more about the story behind your track ¨Pride¨?
“Pride” is about taking the pain from not having a mother or father and redirecting it towards someone you love.
Did any event in particular inspire the song?
I wrote the song back in 2013 and it was originally a folk song. After having the first half of the record, it was really inspired by my life, my father, and how his absence played a roll in how I treat the people I love. The second half of the song was inspired by a relationship I was in.
How was the recording and writing process?
Recording was pretty simple because I knew exactly how I wanted it to sound. The writing process however, is always a labor of love. Telling this story in a way people would understand would be a challenge to any writer, but I accepted the challenge.
At the beginning of the song I can hear some Imogen Heap in it – did she play a role in the song or that effect just sounded cool as you were producing the song?
I mean, I like Imogen Heap. But it was more about the record sounding cool; and I was binge listening to Bon Iver, so it affected my approach to the song.
Song is strongly influence by the likes of Michael Jackson and Motown days – when you started your music career did you initially wanted to make music like this or how did this all come about?
This particular song has that feel, but I don’t really feel “boxed in” to one sound because I listen to all different kinds of music. I am a huge Michael Jackson and Motown fan though, but this song sounds like that by circumstance.
The single comes off your new album – how´s that coming along?
It’s pretty much done, just adding those finishing touches.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
Any plans to hit the road?
Absolutely, right after the album drops. I wanna tour as much as I can until I make another. You’re just gonna have to wait and see.