After cementing herself with a wealth of inviting offerings these last few years, Swedish artist Adée has now returned to share her heartfelt new single 'Call My Mom'.
Collaborating with fellow artist Kirsten Joy, 'Call My Mom' makes for a wonderfully sweet and captivating listen. With her rich and soaring vocals layered amongst a driven production throughout, she is continuing her rise as one of the more shimmering names on the rise right now.
So with the new single out now, we sat down with her to find out more about her origins and what has been inspiring her lately.
What was the first instrument you fell in love with?
I started playing the flute when I was 7 years old so I think thats my first instrument that I fell in love with but I've been singing and loving that for at least as long as that!
What kind of music did you love when you were younger?
When I was younger I loved to sing a long and listen to Destinys Child, Lauryn Hill and also a lot to musicals like Dreamgirls and Swedish Kristina Från Duvemåla.
What was the first album you remember owning?
One of the first albums I remember I owned was "Jordnära" by a Swedish hiphop group called Fattaru and I got that as a gift from my big brother so it meant a lot.
What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?
I really wish that "May I Have This Dance" by Francis and the lights was at least co-written by me. One of my all time favorite songs.
Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?
I do a lot of "not very sexy or cool" writing exercises, like writing atleast 10 mins every night about different topics. And I always start to go through some of those texts when I start to write something new. It's a good way to not get stuck or not knowing where to begin when I have all those potential lyrics in my note book.
Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?
This fall I've listened a lot to Frank Ocean, Majid Jordan and my friend Johan Offerlinds latest release 2022.
If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?
I would've loved to open for Anderson Paak since I've been a huge fan of his for a long time. I opened for Koffee once back in 2019 and that was a huge honor to do so.
What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?
The most rewarding part is that I get to push myself and also work with so many different totally fantastic people. During 2020 I realized how much I need to be in the same room as other musicians to fule my creativity so I try to make sure to priorities that even more now.
And what is the most frustrating part?
It's also that I need to keep pushing myself and believe in myself cause without that I'm not going anywhere. But that part also force me to work on my self-esteem and myself as a person and I think that is a really good thing in the end. Even though my doubt sometimes is loud.
And what is the best piece of advice you have received as an artist?
I've been working as an artist for almost my entire grownup life so I've gotten some really good advice along the way but my favorit one is that I need to think of my relationship to music first. If I don't find it rewarding to create and perform I wont last over time in this industry so I'm really trying to follow that advice every day.
Adée's new single 'Call My Mom' is available to stream now. Check out the new video for it in the player below.