Indian-American singer-songwriter Adi Rao shares his new single “Thrills,” and the official lyric video out now on all streaming platforms. His distinctive, genre-blending sound infuses pop sensibilities inspired by the likes of Shawn Mendez, John Legend and Charlie Puth, with soulfully powerful vocals melded with Eastern flair.
I had a crazy idea of blending Funk with African beats and pop/R&B tones. Next thing I know, I’m working with an indie producer from SF, my high school friend from Pittsburgh (horns/bass), a session guitarist from LA, and a 3-time grammy winning mix engineer to bring “Thrills” to life. The song is sure to hit the right spot as we walk into a brand new summer, eager to tease, flirt a little, and dance a lot.
He also says “It took a few years to really understand, accept, embrace and celebrate my identity, because it was so dual-natured at every minute of each day. When I was 8, I moved from India to the East Coast, not really understanding how different things would be. My debut album, “Broken Suitcase” reflects the divide, the changes, and the fun that came along the way.”
Adi first rose to global recognition after winning India’s prestigious State Award for Excellence in the Performing Arts in 2013 and Best Debut Artist in 2015. His global collaborations with established and rising artists has garnered multiple viral hits with over 50M cumulative views. His upcoming debut album takes you on an unconventional, cathartic journey exploring the nooks and crannies of his perception of the world around him. Adi has previously been a chorus member for Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Carlos Santana.
Outside of music, Adi is known across the entertainment industry being a voice actor in Bollywood & Hollywood productions, which has led to working with the likes of AR Rahman and on major productions such as Pelé: Birth of a Legend, Mira: Royal Detective, and Rocketry: The Nambi Effect (upcoming 2021 film).
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