What began as an impromptu jam and the desire to create a song, manifested into a non partisan plea from a young boy, craving to get back to the American Dream.
The video imagery behind the music to the song, put together by Southernmost Media mogul Gary Ek, gets to the heart of the divide that plagues the political landscape of our time and carries an emotionally moving message for those who desire a change.
Check out Adrienne's lastest release below. A collaboration between new writing partner /pianist, Larry Smith, in conjuction with California writer/rapper, William Renauld and their witty lyrical friend Gigi Varnum.
If you're a serious music lover, you can hear an original song and love it just the way it is even if it is just guitar and voice in it's raw original songwriting form. You don't need to hear any guitar solo, or bass, or drums at all to get that it's a great song. When you're a musician who likes to arrange and produce music in the studio, you hear a song like that in it's raw form and all these other melodies and percussive ideas flood into your mind, and you can't stop it because you love to add colors like a watercolor painter dresses up a blank canvas after a raw sketch. Every song has the potential to be arranged in a multitude of ways and after recording in the studio for years, it is only now, that I have my own studio, that I have truly realized not only how much fun it is to arrange songs, but also, how important it is to get the right arrangement for a song because as you know there are many roads you can take to a finished recording. The main question is, where do you want to go with your song? Are you simply selling it at your live shows, or do you want to hear it in a movie soundtrack? Who do you think your music sounds like? Are you truly original and do you want to set a trend with an arrangement unlike anything else out there, or do you want to pitch your song to an up in coming singer already established in the business like Lee Ann Rhimes? All these questions should be considered before recording in a studio so you have a clear picutre of what you want to do with your music.
Here is a song pretty much in it's raw form, with nothing but guitar bass, kick drum, shaker and vocals. It's called "I'd Rather Die Believin'" The lyric was given to me by a friend of mine and great songwriter named Wyatt Hurts who asked me to put music to his lyric. What fun I had. Snce I am choosing to probably try and get this song to another artist, I will keep it simple to leave room for the imagination of the producer. If I decide to also put it on my own album, I have a lot more to do than what is here and I will have a blast doing it.
Adrienne Performance ORLANDO, Fla. – The doors of Natura’s coffee and tea are constantly opening and closing from people coming and going. There are people doing homework, talking with friends, and just enjoying the relaxed, down to earth scene.
None of this seems to distract Adrienne, a singer/songwriter who was performing that Tuesday night. She was too busy playing the soulful songs that she had written from her own personal experiences as she accompanied herself on the acoustic guitar.
Adrienne, whose full name is Adrienne Zolondick, has been playing music for over 20 years. “Some people see an acoustic guitar and would think that my music type is folk but I would describe it as more pop, rock, alternative, or contemporary rock,” Zolondick said.
Zolondick, a native of the Florida key’s, captured the laid back style of her hometown while performing at Natura’s for the first time that night.
It was a small gathering of about 15 to 20 people, most of who were college students.
One of those people in attendance is Christina Kuhlman. “I actually liked it a lot. I was impressed and I’m not usually impressed by the acts they have here,” Kuhlman said.
In between each of her songs, Zolondick shared a story of what inspired her to write it. “I loved how she made it a personal performance by talking about the songs,” concert attendee Caitlin Sandberg said. “It made me like her as a person as well as a performer.”
“Some of my musical influences are James Taylor, Sarah McLachlan, Genesis, and Kate Bush,” Zolondick said. She uses those influences to write music for her 5 CD’s that she has released and sells for ten dollars each.
Zolondick looks like she is genuinely enjoying herself onstage. For more information on Zolondick, check out her websites at adriennemusic.com or facebook.com/adriennesmusic
When I was young my family had a Chanukah bush and we celebrated Chanukah so where did this song come from? Don't ask me! When the muse hits there's no stopping it! I was certainly happy to discover that 3 of the most loved Christmas songs of all time were written by someone who celebrated Chanukah! Nevertheless I have always looked at the lights of the Holidays as a sharing of time with family and friends, regardless of your faith, everyone's crafting and shopping and giving gifts, and I love that!
The sale of this single, in the spirit of gift giving this Christmas season, is benefiting the Bahama Village Music Program who gives free music instruction to children in the lower Keys who cannot afford music lessons.
Studio vocalist, Adrienne is currently recording songs for her 4th solo album. Here she is performing her song, "For Your Soul", a hypnotic and heart wrenching love song which will be on her upcoming CD. Not only does Adrienne record her own music, but she also sings radio commercials and back round vocals for various artists. After listenning to her video "For Your Soul" here, check out her latest Cd by Injade called, "Shortcut to the Playground," on the music page.
When I wake up and see your smiling face
Though you're not altogether awake
I can see to the smile in your heart
I see people walkin' dead but awake
What was inside altogether erased
When the fools fear runs away
I wanna reach for your soul
For your soul
For your soul
You know I wanted you
Then I was afraid of you
All the while still loving you
You were my best friend
But now you're coming here
In my heart I have a fear
Will you come with daggers in the palm of your hand?
"My performing schedule has slowed down a bit and I'm very excited to be getting back to recording my music," says Adrienne about her upcoming studio sessions.
Even though she has 5 CD's available now, her last solo CD was recorded in 1991. Since then she has written over 50 plus songs that haven't been recorded or published for distribution. Now that she has realized being behind the controls, getting good sounds and pushing the record button is easy, she has her own studio, plays all the instruments and spends time creating beautiful arrangements for her songs. As her musician friend Dave Feder says, "All you need is ears...da da da da da." After years of relying on someone else to press record, she now realizes how true that statement is because her recordings are sounding great and she is ecstatic about it. "This is far from rocket science," she says. "Woohoo!!!!"
In addtion to working on her fourth solo album, Adrienne has sessions booked with Dan Simpson at Private Ear Recording studio in Key West to record the music she has written over the past few years with pianist/composer Larry Smith. After laying down the basic tracks with Larry, Tim McAlpine on bass and Richard Crooks on drums, Adrienne will take the tracks to her own studio to lay down vocals and guitar. Watch out! Adrienne is brimming with tunes and on a roll...... More music to come...
Tune in today at 10 am eastern standard time. Adrienne will perform her new tunes, "Back on the Road", and "To Be True" live on 104.1 for their half time show at 10am. Biz Baz is a morning radio show in the Florida Keys where folks who are looking for something, or are selling something, call in and let it be known! You will also hear from local businesses about what's going on in the Keys, but the real fun, is listening to the beautiful voice of Leigha Fox and her banter with Keith James on the air! Very entertaining! I understand that they have listeners from all over the world who listen to their show! Click the link to hear Adrienne live on the air at 10 am est.
Dewey Engstrom of Clear Channel Radio asked Adrienne to the studio to record her music live for Sun FM, a station that promotes local artists. Adrienne is currently on full rotation at Sun FM.
You can hear her music on the "Night Train" with Joey Naples weeknights from 7pm till Midnight on SUN FM, 103.1 in the upper Keys, 99.5 in the lower Keys and Key West. You can stream the Night Train LIVE at keysradio.com.
Adrienne says the music this station plays is unlike any other station in the Florida Keys. They feature original unsigned musicians who perform in the keys and they actually play their music! They're not kidding when they say on the air, "Just Good Music". That's really what it is.