A serenade built on thorny guitar lines that creep underneath an icy soundscape, Weightless reflects the importance of shared burden, halved worries and the ever-changing landscape of a relationship. The song is lifted from Adam’s forthcoming Weightless EP, out 8th November. LISTEN HERE
Shot in a single take and in ultra-slow motion, the video is a surreal experience, like being stuck in a metaphorical floating bubble. Drifting from room to room, in a haze of nostalgia, we see Adam and adolescents reverting to different childlike states in their attempt to block out the harsh reality of adulthood. Watch HERE
Self-taught multi-instrumentalist Adam French is a creator of rich songs, full of depth, honesty and a cinematic quality. Songs and song-writing have always been a constant companion in Adam’s life. Growing up in Congleton in the North West (between Manchester & Stoke) Adam cut his teeth on the local gig circuit, before the opportunities of the capital lured him to London where he now lives.
Have a glance Adam’s new EP artwork… taken on film by French himself and set against a white tiled wall, the well-kept orange tree you’re looking at is currently stood in his flat-cum-cluttered 24/7 demo recording studio and rehearsal space, taking pride of place next to the stacks of keyboards, guitars and various bits of recording equipment as it was when Adam first started working on these songs.
Finding out about how Adam nurtured these songs, growing them from rough ideas to the densely rich tapestries of music they are today with his producer Rich Cooper (Mystery Jets, Lucy Rose, Billie Marten, Tom Odell), it shouldn’t be a surprise to discover he’s green-fingered. Like a particularly skilled botanist, Adam delicately cross pollinates disparate musical textures to create wholly new sonic varieties –
“The fluffs and the fuck ups are part of the reason that I enjoy it, it’s more human” he reflects. “There is the odd bit where I think, ‘Can we get away with that?’” He has.
Adam is one of the most interesting singer-songwriters currently operating, a fact borne out by the rapturously received festival appearances and shows he’s played over the last 18 months (Reading & Leeds, The Great Escape, Boardmasters, Festival #6, Latitude, to name a few). As well as supporting and sharing the bill with the likes of Jack Garratt, Rat Boy, Pete Doherty, Miles Kane, and The Sunshine Underground. Recently confirmed as support for Jake Bugg’s solo acoustic tour, Adam will be taking the stage on 19th November at Stoke’s Victoria Hall and 22nd November in Bexhill-on-Sea. Plus, supporting Now Now on 10th Nov at London’s Omeara.
With a fresh EP just around the corner and more live shows to be announced, the captivating songs created under the watchful eye of French’s house plants will soon mean he won’t be home much. He’d better start thinking about getting someone round to water them.