Pop Music for the 21st Century. "Modern Romantics" nominated for Pop Recording of the Year at Western Canada Music Awards
It takes only a few moments of conversation with the prodigiously talented composer/songwriter Adaline to be drawn in by her insightful intelligence and charm.
It takes a similarly brief length of time when listening to the powerfully evocative, darkly cinematic and percussive poetic melodies of her music to experience another side of the artist - one that is intensely revelatory, emotionally unbound and searing in its honesty.
A successful and prolific composer of music for film and television the Canadian-born now Los Angeles-based Adaline has had music licensed more than sixty times including multiple songs on Grey's Anatomy, 90210, Ringer, Lost Girl, Flashpoint and The Samaritan starring Samuel L. Jackson. She also collaborated on the score for the Bret Easton Ellis written film The Canyons with Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene.
Adaline returns with a new album of hook infused percussive torchpop songs aptly entitled Aquatic. Conceptualized on the ocean it lyrically serves as a metaphoric baptism - that of starting over. Aquatic is a journey through the darker side of love. It speaks to the unending search for real connections in a world where such a notion is riddled with cruel falsehoods and misplaced expectations. "People are so afraid of connection. It makes them run and hide. Love can't thrive in that kind of environment," says Adaline. "I attempt to love freely. This is terrifying for people because I throw myself into it without overthinking. For me, it ends up in either a true connection, or in devastating heartbreak. But when the latter happens at least I can make some honest art," she muses. The lead single "Entertainer" is one of the more pop-oriented tracks on the album, with an energetic tone and tempo that belies the cynicism of the lyrics.
"I don't need another person to merely entertain me romantically. I'm looking for a little bravery. I find it a common sentiment in my generation: we're looking for something just a little more profound."