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The French-Caribbean singer-producer (now based in Brooklyn) recently announced her new full-length album, Lotus Glow, to be released March 3. Her first album as Adi Oasis, the album features an eclectic range of guests, including KIRBY, Leven Kali, Jamila Woods and Aaron Taylor.
On Lotus Glow, the French Caribbean, Brooklyn based soul-funk-R&B artist combines her masterful production, soaring vocal chops and spectacular bass prowess to create her most personal work to date – and also her most political. For Adi, the political themes are unavoidable. “Thematically my new album is fearless, yet vulnerable, and also more political, because I’m a black female immigrant, and these are my truths.”
The album title, Lotus Glow, sums up Adi’s journey, while being a manifestation of her future dreams. “Out of the mud grows the lotus,” Adi explains, referring to the many struggles she has overcome in her life, from growing up in the Parisian projects to being a Black woman in America. “Lotus Glow represents the flower I’ve blossomed into, the artist I’ve worked on becoming all my life. The glow is where I am going next. It’s my destiny.”
Since going solo in 2018, Adi has earned widespread critical acclaim and a thriving fanbase, partly due to her incredible live shows. Her single “Whisper My Name” was featured in a stunning COLORS debut in early 2021, and she has garnered critical praise from press including Vogue to Rolling Stone, Wonderland, Line of Best Fit, Afropunk and many others.
She has toured globally, appearing with such artists as Anderson .Paak, Gregory Porter, JUNGLE, Keyshia Cole, Lee Fields, Big Freeda and more, and has performed at Central Park Summerstage, Afropunk, Funk on the Rocks (Red Rocks) and London Jazz Fest.
Variance Magazine describes her sound as "...kin to some of Solange’s recent material with the whispering confidence of Kelela..." while KQED raves, "...a particularly insightful and self-assured debut, sure to count as one of the Bay Area's most notable releases this year."