Being the first generation of her family to be born in the states, Chicago to be exact, embodies her hunger for opportunities and drive to succeed which are essential to thrive in the music industry. From what I can see, Nola Adé is well on her way.
Her work ethic combined with her sultry sound has earned her opening slots for shows with national recording artists like Bilal and Avery*Sunshine, and a spot performing on the Lexus Versus and Flow stage at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Adé created a following by performing covers to hit songs like Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie” and Chrisette Michele’s “Love Is You,” at The Shrine, The Promontory, The Throne Room, The Velvet Lounge and City Winery Chicago.
Nola Adé recently headlined the Budweiser Stage lineup at the 2016 Taste of Chicago, where she performed several songs from her latest EP, The Love Dance. The dynamic between upbeat tempos intertwined with jazzy undertones creates an eclectic R&B sound that causes anyone to get lost in Adé’s melodic lyrics. My personal favorites off the EP are “Bittersweet”, “Last Dance”, and “Love”. The EP definitely has that feel good vibe that you can just ride to.
Here’s what Nola Adé had to say about her album,
“Cliché or not, love is something that we all need to function. It’s something that we all are looking for. It’s something that we as people are lacking enough of because we’re afraid to talk about how much we need it. And the songs I wrote in The Love Dance EP aren’t just about the part of love that feels good, but the parts of love that can hurt too.
Life’s experiences of being in love, and staying in love, can sometimes take you on a roller coaster, or it’s a crazy dance with highs and lows. Regardless of how things happen for you, it should still be embraced as your very unique, very needed love story.”
The Love Dance EP is available on all digital retailers such as iTunes, CD Baby, and Google Play. To learn more about the Nigerian-American songbird, please visit www.nolaade.com and to listen to her music, please visit her Soundcloud.
You can also check out the music video for her single Love below: