After starting out as a dancer performing at the famed Apollo Theater in NYC now Adrian Daniels is singing in front of sold out crowds in his native Brooklyn borough. Daniel has a very unique sound that will bode well as the ambitious crooner attempts to take his music to new and unprecedented levels with his upcoming project titled ‘FLAWD’. We caught up with him for an exclusive chat to discuss who he would love to collaborate with, his aspirations to alter the R&B landscape and much more.
I was 19 and I was teaching dance at that point in high schools, middle schools and dance schools around NYC. Dancing was starting to feel like a task instead of an outlet. I wasn’t happy anymore just dancing. My brother one day bought a microphone and some recording equipment cause he would rap. He told me to come to his room one day and write and sing this hook for him. He knew I wrote poetry so he figured i could write songs to; I was terrible, but that triggered something in me. Now I love writing music and singing my songs; Its how I deal with things now.
I did a sold out show in Brooklyn and that was a moment just soaking that in was incredible.
I make it my business to learn a new skill every year. This year its photography specifically with Iphones. I follow apple and they always post such great photography and I want to learn how to do that. I suck at it so it seems like a great challenge for me.
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FLAWD Tour Dates:
Feb 22 – Hoxton’s – London, UK
Mar 7 – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
Mar 8 – Songbyrd – Washington DC
Mar 10 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY
Mar 12 – Middle East – Boston , MA
Mar 13-18 – SXSW (official showcases TBA)