John Adams is a Singer/Songwriter/Busker hailing from Aberdare in the South Wales Valleys. His acoustic approach compliments a unique and impressive vocal ability and his songwriting shares innermost thoughts, and purposeful observations. In 2011, John appeared on the X Factor singing ‘Cannonball’ by Damien Rice. He was widely credited for getting ‘Cannonball’ back into the charts making history as the first time a song had re-entered at a higher position than the original release.
He then funded his debut album by busking across the country. ‘The Pavement Is My Stage’ was released in 2013 and reached No.7 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts, scored a 5 star iTunes rating and was aired on radio nationwide. John has then supported household names such as Take That, Lemar, Stooshe, Luke Friend, Mike Dignam, to name a few.
Last year, he released ‘Dandelion Wishes’ the first single taken from his forthcoming EP due out in June/July 2017. The success was such that the track reached over 800K plays on Spotify.
John Adams is now back not only with one but with two singles: Things That Make You Beautiful and See You Again, both set to release on March 17th . ‘See You Again’ showcases John’s natural talent for singing, as well as being able to write contemporary pop songs. John’s goal is to blend organic music, strong storytelling and minimal electronic production to make a sound that is satisfyingly different from the usual guitar wielding singer/songwriter.
John shares the moving moment that sparked the writing of this song: “I wrote the song when a friend’s dad passed away, I wouldn’t consider myself a religious person but the only words I can ever find to comfort the people left behind is the hope that there’s a heaven.”
‘See You Again’ succeeds with influences ranging across Sam Smith, Charlie Puth, James Blunt and David Gray. ‘See You Again’ was recorded at Toy Studios in Cardiff by Lee House who has produced artists including Cally Rhodes and HVNTER. ‘See You Again’ and ‘Things That Make You Beautiful’ are available for pre-order now on iTunes.