Soul-funk-R&B singer and bassist Adi Oasis is coming to Berlin in June for a club show!
"Lotus Glow", the debut album by Adi Oasis, will be released at the beginning of March. Where debut is relative, if you consider that the French-Caribbean singer and bassist already stirred up the R'n'B world five years ago under the name "Adeline". But so much has happened in the meantime that a name change seemed appropriate.
Adi Oasis is a fitting metaphor for the solace she finds in her music, her oasis.
For her, it's a bit like the thing with the bass, which she had to learn rather by accident when the musician in charge dropped out before a concert and she simply took over the instrument.
Since then, she has carried the woofer. It gives her confidence, and her music has gained a lot of grounding as a result.
After the first EP "Adi Oasis", which she calls her "quarantine baby", now follows the big record. And it has indeed become impressive. Here the Brooklyn-based soul-funk-R&B artist combines her masterful production, her soaring vocal chops and her spectacular bass playing.
In the process, she tells very personal yet always political stories. The musician and producer has closely observed the many cultures that surround her and incorporated them into her lyrics. There is, for example, "Sidonie," a song dedicated to her French grandmother, and one, "The Water," that tells of her father's home island, Martinique, as well as a third inspired by Ketanji Brown Jackson, a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. As she herself puts it, "Thematically, my new album is fearless, but vulnerable and also more political because I'm a black immigrant. These are my truths."
She was supported by such great artists* as Rihanna and Ariana Grande, songwriter Kirby, Beyoncé's "Renaissance" collaborator Leven Kali, soul powerhouse Jamila Woods, and British neo-soul Aaron Taylor, who contribute and make this record a truly great musical experience.
- The club show is presented by taz.