New Music: Adam O’Rua

Ireland might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of emerging R&B-soul, but singer, songwriter, producer and dancer Adam O’Rua looks set to change all of that.

Born in Dublin and currently based in Brazil, this promising newcomer is rapidly gaining traction thanks to his distinct and bold take on the R&B genre.

Written as a homage to his home nation and its heritage, new single ‘Rainfall’ seamlessly weaves nostalgic sounds into a future-forward production, resulting in a song that is truly stunning.

“I wrote, played and produced the whole track myself, definitely took a while to bring it together how I heard it in my head. The drums definitely needed that 80’s zest and I wanted to mix it with the ethereal, sultry vibe that I get from Summer Walker’s first record. And the vocals… Damn, those stacks took a while to get right! Worth it for that dramatic effect.”

Adam O’Rua

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