Born Stranger x ADAL “Like I Mean It” is Track of the Week on BBC Music Introducing in Northampton
BBC Music Introducing in Northampton has featured Born Stranger x ADAL‘s “Like I Mean It” as their ‘Track of the Week’.
Featured on the Saturday, May 4th program BBC Introducing’s team assistant Adam Winch-Furness highlighted the new single as his favorite song from the week.
“This week I’ve gone for an artist that I’ve thoroughly supported here in the region, and he produces pop-bangers every single time. Inspired by the likes of The Weeknd, Maroon 5 and also some old-school classics like Chic and Depeche Mode – Maddox Jones is Born Stranger and he has released a new track called “Like I Mean It”. It’s another good one! …. Enjoy this tune!”
– Adam Winch-Furness (BBC Music Introducing in Northampton)
UK electronic pop artists Born Stranger and ADAL have teamed up to deliver their collaborative new single, “Like I Mean It”. The track was premiered by UK fashion, music and arts publication, ROUGH who stated 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.
Initially a duo, 2018 saw the superlative pop act Born Stranger be solely defined by David Maddox-Jones, who took the reins solo. With his soulful vocal, stellar songwriting prowess, and a sound characterized by an irrefutably infectious groove, Maddox continues to push his musical boundaries with his forward-thinking vision of pop mastery.
Working closely with future pop artist ADAL, they forge a refreshing and mutual sonic depth that compliments each other’s strengths and pulls influence from a mutual love for Rüfüs Du Sol and brings attention to the pretense and toxicity of modern culture.
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.”