The right key, the right note – it’s all in tune for Adaline on her second album.
The musician, singer and songwriter said she finally found the right fit after experimenting with different sounds, instruments, arrangements and people.
“The guys in my band are telling me it’s because of them,” Adaline said, while riding a bus with them somewhere between Regina and Medicine Hat.
She is on her second album, released in November and called Modern Romantics, and felt a bit of pressure to follow up the success of her first, which held no expectations when she wrote it.
“Writing the record felt harder,” Adaline said. “I was wondering if lightning would strike twice.”
Once she got into the studio to record, her prior experience paid off. It also helped that she worked with Hawksley Workman as producer, someone she describes as a humble, mellow guy.
A relief for a musician who had a strong vision for her album and worried that she would butt heads with her producer. In the end, the two played off each other really well, she said.
The album was a collaboration between Adaline and Workman, plus Marten Tromm and Tito Zolfo. Adaline said she was into percussion, while each producer brought his own experience and focus to the project.
“They have their own sensibilities,” she said.
The result is music with remnants of jazz, blues, pop and electronica.
“I have no idea how it happens,” Adaline said. “You just write where you’re at.”
Another project while on the road is to unplug for some of the songs, and while doing that the band recorded their efforts.
“We needed to take our sound a bit more acoustic,” Adaline said.
But it will be a full show with all the bells and whistles when Adaline performs at Diners Rendezvous, 489 Wallace St., Tuesday (June 5). Doors open at 6 p.m.
Tickets $15/advance; $20/door. Please call 250-740-1133 for reservations.
For more information on Adaline, please visit www.adalinemusic.com.