New Adeline Single + Video: “9”

Song Explores How Trauma Affects Intimate Relationships

Cover design by Samuel DeFrank
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French-Caribbean singer, bassist, and producer Adeline (pronounced ad-uh-leen) has released a new single, “9”. her third single of 2021. Previous singles include “Whisper My Name” (+ debut performance on A COLORS SHOW) and “Mystic Lover”.”

“‘9’ is about how unhealed pain affects intimacy,” says Adeline. “Too often, we live in past traumas and future fears instead of being in the present. The level of trauma and pain we experience on a daily basis affects us in so many ways that we don’t even fully realize it sometimes. So a person can be in love but just too wounded to open up. And when two people who are both experiencing pain and trauma meet, it can be hard to dive in. It’s like they want to be together, but their own fears stand in the way of making that vision come to life.”

“I do believe that love just ‘happens’,” she continues, “but we have to be ready to receive it if we want it to flourish into a healthy relationship.”

Watch New Music Video for “9”

Watch Adeline, Kamauu & Masego Discuss Relationships

Adeline also recently announced the formation of Nightshade, her new production outfit with partner Morgan Wiley (Midnight Magic, Jessica 6). In September they co-wrote and produced their first hit single for Atlantic Records artist Kamauu — the sun-drenched summer jam “Mango”, which also features a guest appearance by Adeline singing a duet and playing bass.

Originally introduced to the world as the frontwoman for the nu-disco band Escort, Adeline spent most of 2020 soothing our frazzled nerves with a constant stream of soulful, heartwarming songs — 21 of them in fact, including 2 EPs, a fire hot duet with Kamauu called “Mango” (the video for which has garnered nearly 5M views) and numerous other collaborations and guest appearances with artists ranging from Pastel, Kraak & Smack and Blue Lab Beats to songwriter Jonathan Singletary and up-and-coming French rapper Lisko. She has toured globally, sharing the stage with such notables as Anderson. Paak, Lee Fields, Chromeo, Big Freeda, and Natalie Prass, as well as making recent appearances at Afropunk, Funk on the Rocks (Red Rocks), and Winter Jazz Fest.

Watch Adeline Perform “Whisper My Name” on A Colors Show

Watch “Mango”, Adeline’s Duet with Kamauu!


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