PREMIERE – Adera releases new single, “Hollow”

Photo Credit: Le Beast Photography

Vancouver’s Adera is made up of Tomás Valenzuela and Tiffany Calderbank. The two teamed up with Juno-nominated engineer/producer, Tom Dobranski at Monarch Studios to create their new single, “Hollow”. Today, we are pleased to be premiering the track and also to give you the opportunity to find out more about Adera via our Five Questions With segment.

When asked about “Hollow”, the duo states,

“It’s a slower yet heavy hitting synth-pop track with elements of rock and melancholic yet hopeful lyrics”

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Hi, our names are Tiffany and Tomás. Our project is called Adera. We’re from beautiful, sometimes very rainy Vancouver, BC.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

Our music could probably be classed as electronic-pop or synth-pop. We describe it lately as melancholic yet hopeful, dancy yet laid back, a bit hip-hoppy and definitely rock oriented. We really enjoy sampling and that has found its way into our songs along with drums, bass, and vocals.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

We don’t have any shows announced at the moment. We’re setting something up in the near future we just can’t give out any details yet. Our social media will have updates. ( || Instagram – @aderamusic)

We took a little break from playing to revamp our live setup. We have new members playing with us, Cole and Sean, who are two incredible local musicians. What you can expect at our next show is a four-piece, which is new to Adera. This is the fullest we’ve sounded live. Expect to dance too if you’re into that. We’ll be friends with you either way.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

Definitely “Hollow.” It is the new single that we are premiering right here thanks to Canadian Beats. See what we did there? smooth. It’s a slower tempo yet heavy hitting synth-pop track with elements of rock and possibly hip-hop. Genres are hard. The lyrics touch on the idea of how hard it is to do the right thing. Specifically referring to kindness. Being kind is so simple yet can be so difficult. “Hollow” offers the optimistic thought that “there’s always a choice that keeps the spark from breaking through.”

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

We are crazy about a bunch of Canadian artists. Some of those being: Royal Canoe, We Are The City, The Zolas, Caribou and Said The Whale.

I guess we’re at the end now. Thanks for reading our Five Questions and thanks to Canadian Beats for asking us them.

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