Video: Adrian Daniel - Roxanne (@AdrianDanielBK)
“Adrian Daniel's modern R&B slithers and shape-shifts alluringly, propelled by a commanding falsetto that's practically engineered to make knees quiver.” -NPR
Becoming known as the sound of Brooklyn R&B, Adrian Daniel, who recently wowed audiences at the Volkswagen Jetta 2019 launch event in Brooklyn, offered up another impressive body of work with his new album, ‘FLAWD’. The project released March 2nd, 2018 via 1990 Records / Empire to high praise. Today, Adrian has unveiled an emotionally-charged video for his hypnotic song, “Roxanne”. Directed by Carmelo Varela, the artistic, crimson-filtered video immerses the viewer in the throes of a crumbling relationship.
When asked about the inspiration behind the video, Adrian shared:
“In making this video we wanted to capture the headspace I was in when I made this song. 'Roxanne' is about having a conversation about something coming to an end and the video is just an extension of that but instead I’m speaking to myself thinking someone’s there but they aren’t. Which is something we do as humans everyday when we have something on our minds.”
When you think of modern R&B music, it’s rare you find artists whose roots run deep in Brooklyn. The most populated and diverse borough in the bustling city of New York usually brings hip-hop and indie rock to mind; but singer/songwriter/producer and native Brooklynite Adrian Daniel is reminding people of the rich history of R&B and hip-hop that came out of Brooklyn. His signature sound has been said to be “one of the reasons R&B is exciting again, pushing the genre into new territory."
Becoming known as the sound of Brooklyn R&B, Adrian Daniel has been making his mark on the genres recent revitalization. A storyteller from the core, his melodic music, captivating tunes and harmonies enchants and mesmerizes audiences. His projects are stacked with erotic and enigmatic ear-catching songs that integrate Brooklyn’s rich music history of soul, funk, R&B and hip hop, hailed as “modern R&B that slithers and shape-shifts, alluringly, propelled by a commanding falsetto” (NPR).
Adrian Daniel’s impressive momentum in the industry, like his following, has had steady and reliable growth. With over 1 million streams on Spotify, propelled by a constant stream of ear-catching singles, Adrian has garnered support from Billboard, NPR, TIDAL Rising, Complex, Spotify's Behind The Lyrics, Beats by Dre, VIBE, FADER, Revolt, HotNewHipHop, Global Grind, VH1-Soul, HighSnobiety, Beats 1, and more.