Adrian offers a powerful look at his personal history through anthemic and club-ready tracks such as “Perfect Distraction,” alongside thoughtful songs about identity and acceptance like “See The Stars.” His yearning, yet polished, gospel-influenced vocals and catchy beats sound as if Adele and Sam Smith produced a statuesque black child with a serious story to tell.
The pain and tenacity of Adrian’s childhood is apparent throughout his songwriting. With an absent father and a mother who was more interested in drugs than raising her children, Adrian was forced to grow up very quickly. By age 15, he was living on his own and working for a drug dealer. "I just knew there had to be for out there for me. So I keep pushing," says the singer/songwriter.