Aadae – “Fly Free”

Aidan Grant

London artist shares new single ahead of headline show

Peckham-raised songwriter Aadae is fast making a name for herself with her modern, unique take on traditional styles from across the globe.

Since first grabbing our attention with “Just Found Out” last year, Aadae has been making waves with support from The Independent, Complex U.K., The Quietus, The Fader and loads more. Listening to her music, it’s no wonder she’s so revered in the U.K. capital. Her tracks draw on classic soul, Afrobeats, R&B and other sounds she’s surrounded by in southeast London. No more so is this evident than in her new single “Fly Free.” Wonky and groove-rich in all the right ways, it’s a potent mix of traditional and contemporary instrumentation.

London readers, will want to head to her headline show in Dalston on Sunday, November 9.

“The event is going to be an amazing combo of crowd sourced photographs of people from a variety a different backgrounds to celebrate how diverse and colourful London is and a soundscape and live performance that echoes this theme. On a very personal level, I will also be documenting my own experiences of South East London,” she shares. “I am inviting people into my way of seeing — I think it will be interesting as I shine a light on some really unique subcultures. Get ready to see how I really tie my gele, how auntie patterns my fro with her Afro comb and ilarun, and how some of us worship in our white sutanas with bare feet… after all, they don’t call Peckham ‘little Lagos’ for nothing.”

Listen to “Fly Free” below via Soundcloud.

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