photo by Ryan Jay
True innovators thrive in today’s urban music, and Brooklyn native Adrian Daniel continues to fortify the resurgence of R&B and Hip-Hop. Propelled by a constant stream of ear-catching singles, Adrian has built impressive momentum that garnered support from Spotify, TIDAL Rising, Complex, VIBE, Fader, and more. His unyielding efforts and boundless creativity culminated in the release of his independent debut full-length album, Disillusions [Jan 2015].
In recent months his talent as a songwriter showcased his ability to cross genres with his first song placement in a Universal Studios original motion picture soundtrack. With background as a dancer and dance instructor, it’s no surprise that Adrian commands the stage at his mesmerizing live shows. He’s captivated audiences on the East and West Coast, and was hailed as a standout act at the 2017 SXSW and Northside Music Festivals.
MiLLENNiAL caught up with Adrian Daniels to learn more about his passion for music and where he derives his sound.
Describe your musical style.
My music is hard to describe at times. It reflects my mood. Its subject to change at anytime.
How did you get your start as an artist?
My brother told me to write a song so I did.
Tell us about your new album? What themes or messages does it convey?
The message is that none of us are perfect.
Who does your music typically attract and what is your hope for expanding your audience?
My music pretty much attracts who ever can relate to what i’m talking about.
You sound a lot like The Weekend. Which artists do you draw inspiration from and how would you like to model your career?
I sound a lot like myself. Michael Jackson is a huge inspiration to me. I just want to impact people musically and lyrically, like the people I looked up to did for me.