John-Robert Sings A Heart-Wrenching Tale Of Lost Love On "Adeline" For Press Play
Skipping out on a free ride to Berklee School of Music, singer/songwriter John-Robert moved from his tiny hometown of Edinburg, Virginia to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams of making music. Luckily, GRAMMY-nominated producer/songwriter Ricky Reed (whose credits include Lizzo, Bomba Estéreo, Leon Bridges, Jason Derulo and others) discovered and signed him. The rest is history.
In the latest episode of the Recording Academy's Press Play video series, John-Robert tells a tale of distant love with "Adeline," his debut single released in 2019 and written when he was just 17.
Since "Adeline," the 19-year-old storyteller, whose eclectic musical influences include The 1975, Sufjan Stevens, Jeff Buckley, Childish Gambino and Doja Cat, has shared two more original songs: "Urs," and, just this week, "Pelican." He will be dropping his debut EP, Bailey Barley Knew Me, on Reed's Nice Life/Warner Records imprint on May 22. Watch him perform "Adeline" above.