Adaline - "How Could We Know" (Cadence Music Group): The Ottawa alt-pop singer/songwriter has just released a video to accompany this track from her latest EP, Aquatic Acoustic that follows the release of her third full-length album, Aquatic, in summer.
Both the song and video are shimmeringly beautiful, with the clip shot on the Adriatic coast of Croatia.
In a press release, Adaline explains the song's theme: “This is an abstract story of bad timing - of loving someone a little too early, or even too late. It ends with a baptism in the ocean as the mournful lover attempts to let go of the past and start again. The video draws upon the overall theme of my album Aquatic, how water (like love) can both sustain and destroy."
The tune is constructed around Adaline's pure voice and the fluent grand piano work of acclaimed composer/multi-instrumentalist Todor Kobakov. It is refreshing to hear such a combination given the deluge of synths-drenched material out there.
Adaline is also making a name for herself as a composer. Her work has been featured in over 70 television shows, and films including Grey's Anatomy, 90210, Lost Girl, and Flashpoint, and she collaborated with Brendan Canning (Broken Social Scene) on the score for the Bret Easton Ellis written film, The Canyons.
Adaline is also the voice behind the Cineplex short film Lily and The Snowman, which features her cover of “Follow You Follow Me” by Genesis. The 2015 film went viral online, garnering over 55 million views and reaching 40 million people in the theatre over the holidays.
One interesting fact: both Adaline (2014) and Kobakov (2012) completed the Slaight Music Residence at the Canadian Film Centre.
Jen Cymek at Listen Harder is handling the press.