Adeline - Intérimes: Album review
This is an incredibly chilled offering from a rising funk and soul star.
Adeline is the former lead singer of New York City nu-disco outfit Escort. She is also a multi-instrumentalist, fashionista, Black Lives Matter activist and has played bass for singer CeeLo Green’s band. (CeeLo is the man who also provided the vocals to the hit ‘Crazy’ in his Gnarls Barkley project.)
Adeline’s new release is called ‘Intérimes’ and comprises of seven tracks of ‘future-facing funk, soul, disco, R&B and beyond’.
And each track is pure gold. There are light tinklings of piano keys, funk guitar, and lounge bar sounds throughout. Adeline’s voice is simply stunning, with smooth velvet tones; and the balance between the backing tracks and her vocals is perfect. Her style is quite reminiscent of Eryka Badu in places.
The title of the EP translates as ‘in the meantime’, and each track of ‘Intérimes’ is cleverly set out to capture the changing mood of a single day as it turns into night. A completely different cover of Black Sabbath’s ‘Planet Caravan’ features too, given a real bluesy feel.
The EP features the steady playing of Jaleel Bunton on guitar and Jim Orso on drums, with Adeline laying down the bass.
Reviewed by Zoe Myall