The trials of life have not held back the strong-minded singer-songwriter, Adam Lanceley, whose tragic car crash at the age of ten left him fighting for his life. After his parents were told his chances of survival were slim and that he certainly would not walk again, Adam was determined to prove them wrong, having to re-learn many skills in the process, even how to talk. Whilst struggling with depression in his adolescent years, Adam found that the best emotional outlet for his troubles was to write music.
He had tried his hand at acting, landing himself a place at the prestigious East 15 Acting School, but Adam realised that pretending to be someone else was not an effective medium to express his feelings. The side effects of Adam’s head injuries from the car crash had a detrimental impact on his mental health and music proved to be the only release.
Adam’s calling as a musician and his inspirational story has led to the creation of his fifth album, Postcards from Then…, from which the single ‘Those Rose Tinted Days’ is taken. Although Adam’s musical style is difficult to pin down due to his use of unconventional instrumentation and old-skool recording methods, he takes inspiration from an eclectic range of artists including The Beach Boys, REM, Roy Orbison and even the Rolling Stones.
‘Those Rose Tinted Days’ is a powerful, reminiscent anthem driven by sun-drenched guitar riffs and backed up with Adam’s punchy vocal stylings that reflect his honest and considered song writing process. When it comes to lyrical inspiration, Adam’s mantra ‘as long as it means something to you’ makes itself evident through contemplative topics and cryptic poetics.
The album, Postcards from Then…, was recorded in Surbiton with two separate sound engineers, one of whom had provided the sound engineering for The Eagles during their last concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
Adam also raises money for his chosen charity, the Brain and Spine Foundation through running, his second passion. He has competed in a number of 10K runs and has even completed the London marathon, despite being told to stop because of the pain in his feet.
‘Those Rose Tinted Days’ is set for release on 2nd December. You can listen to the track here.
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