The soulful, multi-talented songbird Adeline just dropped her first solo album, with a release show on November 13th at C’Mon Everybody in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn. The Paris-born babe gives us the lowdown on her cool style, musical influences and natural beauty in an exclusive interview with The Untitled Magazine’s Tina Turnbow.
Do you think your new solo album would be perfect to listen to from morning to night or headed out to work or play?
My hope is for the album to fit all of those situations! Half of the record is uptempo and the other half is slow. It depends on your mood or where you are. You can play, for instance, “Hi Life” when you’re getting ready to go out, and “Come & Go” when you feel nostalgic on a morning train ride. The album is designed as a playlist to blend the different genres and tempos more seamlessly, so I’d say, just imagine being taken on a 52-minute musical trip.
Who are some of your most inspiring musical influences?
Prince, Chaka Khan, Curtis Mayfield, Sylvester, Earth. Wind & Fire, Aretha Franklin, Sly & The Family Stone.
Can you share some of your go-to beauty products, treatments and health tips that keep you confident and glowing?
I believe in eating well and exercising. That’s more valuable than spending money on fancy beauty products. I do a lot of fitness, mostly calisthenics, and I eat super healthy. I’m not into fried food and I eat lots of fruit and veggies. I also like to cook my own meals as much as possible. Regarding skin regimen, I alternate between coconut oil, rose oil and monoi oil. For my hair, I swear by Nubian Heritage natural conditioner.
When you ‘re performing do you have a certain style, hair or makeup look/products that work for you?
I switch hairstyles at every show. Sometimes it’s out, sometimes there’s a wig, sometimes I wear a hat and something I cover my whole head with barrettes! I don’t use a lot of product in my hair. I just condition it a lot. For styling, I use a little bit of gel here and there for hold if I have it up or slicked, but that’s it.
What qualities in a woman do you admire and strive for in your own life?
I get up in the morning hoping for another productive day. I want to be able to get shit done, take care of my family, and keep aspiring to get better as an artist. I admire women that are capable of finding the balance between family, life, and business. That’s the definition of success for me.
Interview, Photography, Makeup, and Styling: Tina Turnbow
Hair: Junko Hasegawa for Coiffeur Salon
Shot At: Coiffeur Salon, 140 Nassau St. NYC