Getting To Know... Addley

After establishing himself with a wealth of shimmering delights these last few months, Liverpool-based artist Addley is back once again to deliver his euphoric new single 'Take Me Home'.

Lifted from his forthcoming debut EP, which is set to land later this year, 'Take Me Home' makes for a brilliantly rich and tantalising listen. With its bold and soaring atmosphere set perfectly to his emotive vocals throughout, he continues to shine as one of the more exciting names on the rise with this one.

So with the new single available to stream now, we sat down with him to find out more about his origins and what has been inspiring him most lately.


What was the first instrument you fell in love with?

Well I’ve been playing the piano since I was about 6 so I think it’s got to be that. I write everything on piano and it’s gone from my obsession with sad piano like Birdy, Tom Odell to loving how it’s used in more house and dance music. You can’t go wrong.

What kind of music did you love when you were younger?

I always really loved Pop Music, it was probably the young gay but I remember getting fixated with artists like Florence & Lady Gaga - they’ve had me in a chokehold for quite a long time. I remember listening to a lot of stuff my Dad had on as well like Amy Macdonald & Paolo Nutini which I always love. Over time I got very into Daughter, London Grammar & Disclosure which is definitely where the electronic/dance influence comes from.

What was the first album you remember owning?

It’s so typical gay but I remember being very excited to get The Fame Monster by Lady Gaga, that’s one I remember going the shop to get with my pocket money & I still think it’s some of the best pop music out there.

What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?

100% Dancing on my own by Robyn, but always always ALWAYS the Robyn Version! I think that’s just the saddest song and it’s such a club anthem, it gives you every feeling & I’ll always love it.

Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?

I tend to not really actively try and write too much really, most of the time I get a little melody in my head or a hook (normally in work) then have to run and hum it into my voice memo app to save it. I quite like to let a small idea fester in my mind for a while before trying to get it down properly. These are always my favourite songs, the ones I’ve tried to force always don’t end up too great.

Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?

I’m currently absolutely obsessed with Confidence Man, Charli XCX & SG Lewis - I’m also very excited for the new London Grammar album.

If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?

I mean it’s got to be Florence + The Machine, she’s my number one & I’ve seen them so many times through the years.

What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?

I mean it’s amazing to see people like the songs you’ve spent so long working on & it baffles me some of the responses I’ve had to some my stuff - I think I really love though when i’ve finished a new demo on my own, before we start working on producing it properly but when i’m certain it’s there and fully written. I love that feeling & i get so excited for what the song could go on to be.

And what is the most frustrating part?

I’m not a very patient person so i find the inbetween times quite hard between shows or releases, I get a bit anxious and don’t like build ups so I’m normally a bit of nightmare when I’ve got something coming up - it drives me mad waiting.

And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?

Probably not to forget why you’re doing it all - i think nowadays it’s so easy to get swept into the pressures of TikTok, Reels and self promotion and when all of that gets overwhelming you sometimes this started from wanting to write songs, make music and share it with people.


Addley's new single 'Take Me Home' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.