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INTERVIEW: Alt/R&B Crooner Adrian Daniel

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?

January/February 2016.

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.

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