Canadian alt-pop artist Adaline fuses powerfully evocative music with an emotionally unbound lyrical honesty. This authenticity appeals to her growing fanbase and is why she is considered "one of the best young songwriters in the country" (CBC Q) and "a rising Canadian talent that takes listeners to angelic heights" (Billboard Magazine). She has released four critically acclaimed studio albums garnering millions of streams, dozens of editorial playlist adds, and a nomination for “Pop Album of the Year” at the Western Canadian Music Awards. A prolific songwriter, Adaline has had songs licensed in more than 85 film and television scenes including multiple songs on Grey’s Anatomy, 90210, Tiny Pretty Things, MacGyver and more. She collaborated on songs for The Canyons score starring Lindsay Lohan with Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene and was selected for a composer residency at the prestigious Norman Jewison's Canadian Film Centre.
Adaline’s queer ballad "Ghost" was licensed to the popular LGBTQ+ TV show Wynonna Earp for a groundbreaking love scene. Fans connected with Adaline's experience of growing up as a minister's daughter and her journey of reconciling queerness and spirituality. This sparked a community now non-profit organization, of which she is the founder, called Bad Believer, providing resources, therapy referrals and community for LGBTQ+ people healing from spiritual and religious trauma.
Adaline's upcoming EP “Hymnal" (March 2024) is inspired by the stories of the Bad Believer community. Produced by Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear) the EP opens with snippets of voices from the community followed by "Brave", a coming out ballad highlighting the vulnerability and anxiety of coming out to family and religious communities. Following tracks speak to the heartbreak of being rejected by community, the fatigue of justifying who you are, and the failure of a church system to embody the kind of love they preach. The tone then shifts to a more hopeful gaze with "If Something Is Good" encouraging us to fight for our valued connections and closes with Adaline's love letter to her parents called "What Love is All About", showcasing the power of love when one is fully accepted and embraced.