Since bursting onto the scene with his self-titled debut album in 1998, Adam Brand has grown to be an award-winning and fan favourite performer Australia wide.
The down to earth country musician has made a close study of love in its every facet
with his latest single, ‘Still The One’.
With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting industries and lives around the world, Adam told the Weekender he has tried to embrace the forced downtime.
“There was no use fighting against having time off so I just had to go out and make
the best of what I could by writing stuff, working on songs and having great family
time,” Adam said.
“Now it seems like there is a ray of hope bursting through the gloominess that surrounds the music industry, so we might even get a few gigs happening next year.”
Adam said without the usual pressures associated with having an album and touring cycle, he was able to experiment with the sound of his music.
“Not being so busy gave me an opportunity to try different things and I surprised
myself when some of it felt alright, so I decided to go with it,” he said.
“I was always a big fan of Avicii’s song ‘Hey Brother’ and the way the rhythm rolls and takes you away, so I wanted music that would take you down a long highway and into the sunset.”
This desire is reflected in his new song, which combines irresistible pop production, a dance floorready beat and his heartfelt country lyrics.
“‘Still The One’ is about a couple who cannot be together on their special day, which has been a common story these last couple of years, but they make it work,” he said.
“It doesn’t matter what happens, how dark the skies are, seasons change every year, but they won’t change. They will always be together.”
Filming parts of the music video on his new family farm on the Gold Coast, Adam said the song is a timely reminder moving forward.
“The last few years have put people to the test, especially relationships with friends, family and loved ones being separated, but you just need to take your time and find a way through it,” he said.
“I am following the same message as I put songs together to put an album out
next year… it will happen when it happens and will feel right when we do it.”
Adam Brand’s ‘Still The One’ is available now to stream and purchase.
A graduate of Western Sydney University, Emily covers Local, State and Federal politics for the Weekender, as well as crime and general news.