A masterclass of euphoric electro-clash, “Another Weekend” ticks like a techno-fied clock, running down the seconds of the working week with exponential pace. Pumped-up on heady mix of Big-Beat primed production, lopsided synths loops and kick-drum powered rhythms, it offers a playful new cut of the fast approaching debut album: ‘Midnight Pizza’.
Extracting its lead sample from an original ‘Mother Goose’ record from the 1950s, Ade transforms the old fairytale with a little of his own studio magic to create something that bangs in a way Walt Disney could never have anticipated.
With an underlying melancholy beneath the beats, “Another Weekend” is in essence a club record about not wanting to go out. A snapshot in time, its lyrics find Ade lost in contemplation and picking over a conversation with an old friend after a meet-up. As Ade says:
“I started singing about this kind of largely inconsequential coffee date I had been on earlier that day and improvised about half the lyrics in one go. It’s something of an outlier on the album but it was such a flow-y unfiltered account of my life at the time that I felt I had to include it. Plus I get a kick out of the idea of a four-on-the-floor club track about being tired of going out. Naturally, now I am sitting in my apartment writing this with a deep longing to be surrounded by obscenely loud music and sweaty strangers, but here’s to eventually (in my case, probably inevitably) being a homebody by choice again one day.”
Taking the shortest amount of time from conception to completion of all the tracks on his upcoming album, “Another Weekend” sets the scene for a debut record overflowing with ideas that dares to dream big: ‘Midnight Pizza’ (released 23 April, via Trickwork).
Ade is an innovative singer/songwriter and producer based in New York City. A child of the algorithmic listening generation, a potent mix of technological advancement and eclectic influence have nurtured an artist far from natural expectation. Extracting from the esoteric with a cut-and-paste like approach, Ade cites eclectic references from Beck to Bjork to Weezer, with his own creations straddling just about everything in-between.
This April he will release his confidently abstract debut album: ‘Midnight Pizza”. A record where fantasy and reality entwine often paradoxically, ‘Midnight Pizza’ is a coming of age record for the millennial generation. Written over the past 5 years, it finds Ade re-evaluating that familiar road that leads us all to so-called adulthood. At once intimidatingly complex and acutely referential, ‘Midnight Pizza’ also sports the kind of inviting danceability that places amongst peers like Caribou, Toro Y Moi or Gold Panda.
Composed, recorded, produced, and played/programmed in its entirety by Ade, additional orchestrations were contributed by CJ Camerieri (Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens) and Rob Moose (Bon Iver, Phoebe Bridgers). Other instrumentalists to feature include Alex Sopp, Hideaki Aomori, Gabe Cabezas (yMusic) and Steve Marion (Delicate Steve). The album was co-mixed between Ade and Greg Tobler.
Cathartic exploration meets nocturnal hedonism, ‘Midnight Pizza’ serves up 35 minutes of experimental pop that defies expectation and categorisation.
Following the cinematic synth-pop of teaser track, “The City”, plus the technicolour experimentation of official lead single “Havin’ Fun With Pharaoh”, Ade’s latest single “Another Weekend” confirms his abilities for shapeshifting pop and paves the way for a highly-anticipated debut release.
ADE -“ANOTHER WEEKEND” – OUT NOW
NEW ALBUM ‘MIDNIGHT PIZZA’, RELEASED VIA TRICKWORK ON 23 APRIL 2021