"John Mayer's my friend so don't take me wrong, but he actually has a better voice than John Mayer."
~ Hall of Fame Producer Nile Rodgers (Chic, Daft Punk) describing Adrian's voice on The Launch
Adrian Chalifour has been creating and sharing his distinct brand of heart-driven music for over a decade, most notably as the driving force behind Towers and Trees, a solo home-recording project that grew into one of Western Canada's preeminent indie acts. His music has charted on Canadian radio and he has toured Canada extensively, captivating audiences of all sizes with his soulful voice and charismatic performances. In early 2019 following his television debut on popular Canadian TV show THE LAUNCH, Adrian announced a new solo chapter in his journey and the release of his album JOY in October 2019.
The qualities that set his music apart - anthemic melodies and strikingly earnest lyrics sung with Chalifour's signature rasp - are on full display on JOY, marking Adrian's most heart-driven endeavour yet. Bolstered by a renewed creative focus and the bold pop-rock production of award-winning producer Ryan Worsley (Dear Rouge, Nuela Charles), the album is a fitting metamorphosis to the legacy of Towers and Trees. Chalifour digs deep lyrically on all 8 of the album's tracks, mining from the many changing seasons that form the strata of our lives and posing a simple (rhetorical?) question: does everything return to Joy?
Praise for JOY and its singles
"An upbeat, evocative album that’s ready to permeate the Canadian indie-rock scene... From anthemic lyrics and feel-good hooks to the sentimental moments and raw emotions.” ~ Canadian Beats
The Collapse (single)
“the shimmering emotion of the song shines through cleanly, and Chalifour's vulnerability becomes a work of art.” ~ PopDust.com
"A vividly anthemic feel... by virtue of the spell binding chorus, the use of atmospheric pads and roaring guitar chords." ~ StereoFox
Open Heart (single)
“A spirited melody alongside a vibrant and colourful music video.” ~ Victoria Buzz
“From his upbeat delivery to the warmth in his voice, it’s easy to tell that he is one of these kind people, too. We need more people like Chalifour, and more songs like Open Heart.” ~ Substream
"When I get married I want you to sing... for my first dance!"
~ Pop sensation Bebe Rexha on The Launch