When you think of modern R&B music it’s rare you find artists whose roots run deep in Brooklyn. The most populated and diverse borough in the bustling city of New York usually brings hip-hop and indie rock to mind; but singer/songwriter and native Brooklynite Adrian Daniel is reminding people of the rich history of soul, funk, and rhythm and blues that came out of his neighborhood. His signature Alternative R&B sound has been making waves, poising him as a true contender in the music landscape. His sound has been said to be “one of the reasons R&B is exciting again, pushing the genre into new territory."
Adrian’s work is fortifying the resurgence of R&B and Hip-Hop. He entrances listeners with his old-school flair, lyrical storytelling and signature genre-blending style. Propelled by a constant stream of ear-catching singles, Adrian has built impressive momentum that has garnered him support from various Spotify playlists Billboard, TIDAL Rising, Complex, VIBE, The Fader, Okayplayer, VH1-Soul, and more. The young artist has performed in venues throughout the US including LA’s Hotel Café, Van Nuys 'First Friday' and NYC’s best venues including Webster Hall, SOBs, Pianos, Bowery Electric, Mercury Lounge, Knitting Factory BK, SoHo House, and Baby's All Right.
His unyielding efforts and boundless creativity resulted in the release of his debut full-length album, Disillusions, in 2016. His first 2017 single release came after his SXSW debut. “Havoc” is a nod to Adrian’s fascination with powerful women “I just wanted to make the theme music for the women I find incredible,” he explains. His next effort came on the heels of his Northside Festival appearance.
His newest single, entitled “This City,” is a soulful plea to a love that’s barely hanging on. Adrian’s smooth vocals ebb and flow with the song, swelling to emotional climaxes with his soul-piercing falsetto. “This City tells the story of a love consumed by the city it was created in,” shares Adrian. Adding, “It’s about trying to find a way to still hold on to what is most precious to you; all while knowing it’s flawed without losing it forever in this city. My theme music for New York."
With a reputation for groundbreaking music, wildly entertaining live show, and critically acclaimed album under his belt, Adrian has no intention of slowing down.