An Interview With Brooklyn-Based Musician, ADRIAN DANIEL On Being The Next Riveting R&B/Pop Sensation!
Posted On 03 Mar 2016
The musician Adrian Daniel has been performing and entertaining since a very young age.
After playing and songwriting with various talented friends from his neighborhood, he partnered with a prodigiously talented group of young producers to craft his first EP as a solo artist while attending college. ‘Memoirs of a Stoner’ resulted in an eclectic blend of soul, alternative and hip hop songs that speaks from Adrian’s personal experiences.
Soon after, Adrian assembled an ear-catching, super tight live band and began gigging anywhere he could. The group’s energetic live show captivated audiences, earning Adrian a legion of loyal fans and rave reviews describing him as charismatic and unpretentious and his music as “thought provoking” and “the next riveting R&B/Pop sensation”.
Listen to Adrian’s latest song, “Devoted” here on Soundcloud:
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Learn more about Adrian in the following All Access interview:
So, how’s 2016 been treating you so far?
2016 has been very chill so far; i can’t complain.
What were some of the highlights of 2015 for you and your music?
I would say releasing “Pride To The World”. I had that record for so long, I couldn’t wait for people to hear it. Oh and finding out Marc Jacobs is a supporter of my music.
Growing up, did you always want to be a musician? Could you see yourself doing anything else today? Was your family always supportive of you when it comes to your music?
No I didn’t want to do music growing up it was just something I did on the side. I couldn’t see myself doing anything else but if I had to choose I would be a teacher. My family didn’t really support me at first, I had to prove to them this is what I wanted to do. Ever since they been my biggest supporters.
Can you talk about the inspiration for “Memoirs of a Stoner”? What about the inspiration for “Pride”?
“Memoirs of a Stoner” was a labor of love cause I had no idea what I was doing I just knew I had these stories to tell and that was how I wanted to tell them, I didn’t even mix those songs the project was just raw. I was inspired to write pride when i found out my father passed away, I didn’t know him and i always wanted to tell that story of my life.
Brooklyn is a melting pot of culture. There so much beauty here but also an equal amount of tragedy here. Without Brooklyn I wouldn’t have the courage I had today to be a musician and tell these stories.
What artists have consistently inspired you and your music? Who would you love to work with in the future?
There are so many, but I’ll say the ones that come to mind now. Michael Jackson, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Queen, Journey, Sade, Jay-Z, Kanye West. I would flip if I got to work with Kid Cudi or Kanye. I really want to work with James Blake and Frank Ocean.
Generally, where do you find the inspiration for your music? Is that always changing?
Everything inspires me, and it changes everyday. It could be two lovers or two people fighting in the street.
What do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope listeners take away from your songs?
I’m just inspired to tell stories, I’m a storyteller. So I just try to make the music striking enough to capture the listener so they can become apart of my world and see the sonic movie i’m trying to make.