There are no ‘Lonely Days’ with Canadian folk-pop artist Adrienne Nye’s latest single
Canadian folk-pop and roots artist Adrienne Nye is prepared to transfix even the loneliest listener with her pulsing new harmony-driven song, “Lonely Days.”
“This song was written as an anthem to all binational couples separated by border closures,” she explained.” “Being separated for a long time from someone you love can be gut wrenching and heartbreaking. It impacts everything from our mental health to our support network to our general sense of wellbeing. It leaves us longing for connection and feeling the deep sting of isolation and separation. My heart goes out to everyone trying to get to someone they love and just can’t. It is my hope that this song brings us together to relate to each other’s struggles and find strength in our collective pandemic stories of love, loss and uncertainty.”
The Montreal-born, Vancouver-based singer-songwriter has a voice as rich as mahogany and a sensibility in songwriting that flows eagerly between traditional roots and country folk.
The multi-instrumentalist has had an incredible tenure in music, having started singing at the tender age of four, and booking her first professional on-stage show at nine. Cultivating a passion for music and composing, the young Adrienne grew up honing her craft in her high school productions and her specialized arts and training programs, and eating up every opportunity placed on her path – including composing a full-length Missa Brevis in three-part harmony for her choir when she was 14.
“It was performed at Place des Arts in Montreal and broadcast live on Radio-Canada,” she said.
In addition to performing, the musician is also taking up mandolin and turning her attention to the Nimbus School of Recording and Media where she’ll be studying music production, recording and business.
She cites among her influences Brandi Carlile and Joy Williams, although she listens to everything from bluegrass to Americana to pop, she said.
It was in 2017 that she formed Fallow State with Christopher D. Olson, a former classmate at Rogues West (British Columbia), and their music became known around the Vancouver music scene as a rich tapestry of clever song-writing, refined musicality and shape shifting harmonies. Their debut EP was released in 2017, with a subsequent sophomore offering in 2020. With accolades and fans to their credit, the duo spent two years in a row performing at West Vancouver’s Harmony Arts Festival.
“Lonely Days” is Adrienne’s first solo single in more than a decade, and she enlisted a host of talented collaborators to see the track through, including JP Maurice as session musician, producer, and even backing vocalist. “He brought “everything to the table,” she said.
“JP Maurice is a dream to work with… from backing vocals, to piano, guitar, bass, synth, organ, drums, and I probably forgot some other things in there too… He threw everything at the wall, and then some, and we got to select the best of what we had.
“It was so much fun to try different things and see what felt right. It’s amazing to find someone who hears music the way you do but also throws some creative curve balls into the mix that you might not have considered. I learned so much from him and from my time with him in the studio.”
“Lonely Days” is available now.