ROUGH Premieres New Single “Like I Mean It” from Born Stranger x ADAL
UK fashion, music and arts publication, ROUGH has debuted the collaborative new single from Born Stranger x ADAL with their premiere of “Like I Mean It”.
In their premiere/review, ROUGH states the two artists “fuse the tropical energy of house with their distinct sounds for a tasty pre-summer hit,” forging a fresh direction in both of their sounds by teaming up.
“Born Stranger is an artist of rare talent, becoming somewhat of a pop chameleon in recent times, hopping from one style to another without shirking an ounce of his sophisticated aesthetic. Last year’s late summer hit Last Night On Earth displayed his irrefutably grooving commercial stylings, where his cover The Beloved’s Sweet Harmony took a look to the past, doing true justice to a timeless powerhouse of a track.Returning to stake his claim in 2019 with Like I Mean It, Born Stranger joins forces with future pop artist ADAL, and their synergy forges a fresh direction for them both. Inspired by the likes of RÜFÜS DU SOL, they fuse the tropical energy of house with their distinct sounds for a tasty pre-summer hit.” – ROUGH
Both routinely labeled by tastemakers as “future pop,” Born Stranger and ADAL have a knack for mixing the best bits of 80’s and 90’s pop with 21st century production. The result is a unique blend of synth-pop that feels nostalgic and fresh at the same time.
Speaking to the motivation behind Like I Mean It, Born Stranger shares:
The song is about being honest in a dishonest world. We are constantly encouraged to paint the ideal picture of our lives – to put everything through a filter and pretend we are having an amazing time nonstop – that’s not reality, it’s time to get real.
“Like I Mean It” is available now on Radikal Records on all major digital music platforms.