Enigmatic Toronto-born songwriter Adaline has shared the video for her new single, “Part of You,” available to stream now on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, and all DSPs worldwide. The track is the first revealed from her forthcoming album Dear Illusion, due out this fall.
“The video is an abstract and playful take on lovesick depression,” Adaline explains. “The struggle of being unable to get out of bed is portrayed through bedding attaching itself to Adaline (pillow, blankets). In this state of limbo there is a battle within. Two characters show different sides of the mind – the part that wants to break free and the part that wants to stay in sadness.”
The music video also touches on themes of body positivity, and is one of the most vulnerable pieces of art the young songwriter has released to date. “When I was out looking for wardrobe for the video I got a call from the director. She said, ‘you’re always draped and covered in photos/videos, but this song is about being exposed. I think you should dance around in your underwear’. She was right, I’m generally quite conservative in what I wear so my initial reaction was fear but I immediately said yes.”
A successful and prolific composer of music for film and television the Canadian-born now Los Angeles-based Adaline has had music licensed more than 85 times including multiple songs on Grey’s Anatomy, 90210, Ringer, Lost Girl, Below Her Mouth and The Samaritan starring Samuel L. Jackson. She also collaborated on the score for the Bret Easton Ellis written film The Canyons with Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene.
Adaline returns with a collection of music inspired by the Californian landscape. Breezy pop hooks infused with stories of disillusionment, addiction, and a journey into a revelatory love. The new songs explore the push and pull of the illusions we create and how we tend to embrace the ones that destroy us the most. Largely produced by Maximilian Jaeger (Diplo, Big Sean), there is a noted shift from the moody sound we would normally expect from Adaline. Lyrically still dark and reflective but with a sonic lightness that feels dreamy, ethereal and bright – a heavy heart standing in the sun.