The lyrics in Adria Kain‘s latest single ‘Classic’ are truly uplifting, showing that the Toronto musician took to the obstacles of the past year with a positive mindset, stating that “I’ve been spending my time really working on me this year”. This warm R&B-tipped atmosphere is brought further to life with richly reverberated piano chords and syncopated beats, that while minimal are highly sophisticated. The subtle elegance of this easy-going production echoes Adria’s ultimate inspiration for the track – celebrating the beauty of black women. Speaking to this, the songwriter shares that, “I’ve recently entered the stage in my life where I finally feel like I can be completely free and whole within myself, especially as a queer, masculine presenting black woman. I’ve also grown an even higher level of respect and appreciation for black women as a whole due to the simple fact that many of us hold a huge level of strength and perseverance that is unmatched and often unspoken.”
We don’t often feature R&B and soul here at Turtle Tempo, but we couldn’t say no this one.