UK artist Adam Hender will release his debut album Sick on October 30th via 3tone Records. The singer-songwriter recently released a single by the same name, which is an introspective look at mourning the demise of a broken relationship.
Sick has been written between Hender’s North Wales hometown Llandudno, as well as Sweden, London, and Los Angeles. Through a structured plot, Sick tells personal stories of love and loss with heartbreaking honesty.
Since last summer, Hender has clocked up well over a million Spotify streams with other singles from the album, which include “Don’t Wake Me Up,” “One Chance,” “Burn,” and “I Don’t Mind.”
Check out our Q&A with the artist below…
Tell me about ‘Sick’ and what we can expect from the album?
‘Sick’ is me saying here I am. I’m very open in the album and it all comes from true stories and experiences. I want my fans to know this album is raw and real.
Was the single written based on real experiences?
I write all my songs on real experiences. I’ve never tried to write a made-up story in all honesty. When people hear my music, I want them to know and feel how real and raw it is.
How did you first get started in music?
It all started when I changed school to be with a new group of friends. That’s when I picked up the guitar at 13. I took music in that school and failed. But if it wasn’t for that move, I probably wouldn’t have started to play the guitar.
I joined an indie rock band called Engage The Enemy and did some really small pub shows. Around the age of 16 I was writing my own music and went solo so to speak. That’s when I started to make waves in the local scene and learn my trade.
How would you describe your style?
Heartfelt pop with an edge.
Any particular interests that influence your sound?
I listened to Michael Jackson for so long that I couldn’t say I wasn’t influenced by him, but I when I write music now, I try not to listen to much else really so I can make it as individual and fresh as possible.
Where are you currently based?
I am currently based in Bristol, UK
Do you know when you’ll be performing live again?
I don’t know when I’m going to be able to do a real show, but I plan on doing a virtual tour around the album.