“Music is not canceled. Creativity is enhanced. Art is necessary.” Sultry singer and bass-playing badass Adeline posted this timely and inspiring quote a few months ago at the start of the global pandemic. While COVID-19 certainly came through and altered life as we know it, one thing it hasn’t stifled is the ability of creatives to do what they do best. Like many of our favorites, the French-Caribbean fireball took the shutdown and show cancellations as a challenge to think outside of the box when sharing her gift with the masses.
Though she was forced to delay the release of her much-anticipated EP Intérimes, the accomplished beauty and former bassist for CeeLo Green didn’t miss a beat. She released a slew of smokin’ singles in the meantime, including "Middle," "Twilight" and "After Midnight," and even shot her own homespun videos. Much to the delight of her adoring fans, she recently dropped the Intérimes EP and it is thirty minutes of pure soulful goodness. Over the course of seven tracks, she details lust, love, loss and liberation, while brilliantly serving all the emotions associated with all four. The full project is an entire mood, and though seemingly deliberate in its brevity, Adeline has mastered the art of leaving listeners wanting more.
However, as she is never one to leave fans hanging, she also released the self-directed visual for the track “Just Another Day.” The vibrant capture was shot among the lush landscape of the Hamptons and was co-directed by her husband Sinclair Bolden and singer/songwriter/musician Jonathan Singletary. The creativity of Adeline and her crew is on full display as we watch her and her friends bask in the beauty of their individuality. She explains, “Just Another Day” is about questioning your place in the world, not feeling accepted, pretending to be in someone else's shoes, so I wanted to show characters that exude confidence and self-acceptance as a message of hope for the LGBTQ people out there who feel rejected and misunderstood.” The video features cameos of her friends Yussuf, Gitoo and Bambi, whom she describes as “some of the people in my life who I look up to the most when it comes to confidence and style.”
Dive into Adeline’s Intérimes EP and “Just Another Day” below, and be sure to add the project to your collection from your preferred digital platform.