Saturday, September 30, 2023

Adiel Mitchell Releases New Track ‘Focus On Me’

Adiel Mitchell is a Denver-based songwriter who headlined shows alongside Bishop Briggs, Amber Mark, Tone Stith, and Neoma. Inspired by the sounds of New Jack Swing and old school R&B, Adiel refreshes the lush moods of contemporary Pop and thickens the groove with distinctly soulful vocals. 303 Magazine hailed him as “a seasoned and multifaceted performer,” with “silky smooth vocals that effortlessly body the R&B grooves he churns out.”

Using his skills as a trained dancer and live instrumentalist (especially noteworthy in the world of pop synthesizers), Mitchell’s live shows are pleasantly dynamic. With each unique performance he captivates his audience, immersing the crowd in a positive, feel-good experience while carefully balancing pop nostalgia with forward-thinking musical sensibilities

Though he was born into a family of performers, Adiel Mitchell didn’t originally plan to become a professional musician. Dance was his passion. He spent his high school days on the break dance team, occasionally serving a guerilla street performance for unsuspecting 16th Street Mall shoppers, and made comedy sketch videos with friends, which served as a fortunate training ground in content creation. By the time he went to college, it was clear that he had “the bug” and Mitchell knew his future included his new love for entertaining. He majored in Theater at the University of Northern Colorado and found that the stage was a second home.

In 2012, he and a friend formed the Pop duo, Two Worlds. The group made some noise on YouTube and earned a devoted fan base of 85K subscribers that saw the singer-songwriters through to their first television appearance in 2014 as finalists on VH1’s Make a Band Famous reality TV competition (one of the Network’s first major live streamed television events). In 2017, Mitchell first began to experiment with his own music tastes and recorded his first few songs as a solo artist. His debut EP, About Last Night, established him as a regional anchor in R&B. Since then, he’s developed a clear, recognizable sound that weaves its way into your soul, occupying mental space for thousands of listeners around the globe.

Adiel Mitchell is building a future of a more connected generation led by centered and self-aware young men who invest in making their worlds more inviting and life-affirming. Self-awareness leads to amazing discoveries that solve complex problems. He layers these contemplative ideas on his 3rd studio EP, ‘Pink Lemonade’ with nostalgic pop synths and velvety pop-r&b melodies, giving listeners something to think about.

The songwriter’s signature buoyant vibe carries him afloat across a sea of complicated, sorrow-flavored anti-pop. He’s written over 150 original songs and maintains his position comfortably amid radio-friendly hits and the broody rhythm & blues. Between recording music, headlining festivals, and several national commercial acting roles, Mitchell is someone to watch. Sign up to get on the list for exclusive access to never-before-seen content and expect to see his star rise beyond expectations in 2022.

After a summer of teasing new music on festival stages (Westword Music Showcase; Underground Music Festival), Adiel Mitchell will deliver his third single of 2021, “Focus On Me”. This new ear confection is a sexy, moody tune that tells a story of the ebbs and flows between steamy thoughts and healthy communication in a relationship. “Focus on Me” is the 3rd single from his upcoming EP, Pink Lemonade.

“This song is based entirely on a true story,” he said. “Have you ever been frustrated at your girlfriend, boyfriend, or significant other and you tryna tell them how you feel but they’re staring at you, looking all good, and giving you those eyes (you what eyes I’m talking about…) and you’re like yooo stop and focus just real quick. But they don’t stop, one thing leads to another and y’all both end up having ‘a grown folks conversation’ behind closed doors..? Yeah that’s what this song is about. I guess you can’t stay upset forever. You can’t get anything done when they’re looking so good like that!”

This track is a more sensual turn from the upbeat tracks he’s released earlier this year and it deepens his listeners’ understanding of who he is as an artist. ” Although the concept of the song has my real life experience behind it,” he added, “I also feel like there is a lot of interpretation for others to connect to. I try to push my own boundaries every time I work on a new track too so I hope that this shows off a little more of my musical repertoire.”

“Don’t be afraid to talk about your actual life when you create art,” the songwriter continued. “Often times, it can be easy to hide our personal stories under sleeves cause you may think people will judge you, look at you sideways, or even not take you seriously but truthfully, NONE OF THAT MATTERS. All that matters is that you stay true to yourself and the people who fuck with you will be there. Forreal forreal. ALSO. Get yourself a team of people who can help bring your stories to life. Teamwork truly does make the dream work. I can’t do all of this by myself and honestly, I don’t want to haha. I’m blessed to make music and create art with some of my best friends and I couldn’t be more grateful.”

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