After being involved in a serious car crash at the age of ten, Adam Lanceley has returned with his sixth release Back To The Sunshine, from which net proceeds will go towards The Brain and Spine Foundation Charity.
Listen to ‘A Film We All Saw’ From the EP here:
The severity of the crash left Adam fighting for his life and Doctors told his parents that it was unlikely he would ever walk or talk again. However, Adam showed remarkable determination to prove them wrong, going on to raise considerable amounts of money for Brain and Spine through numerous 10k runs and he has even completed the London Marathon in aid of them in 2012.
At the time of his accident, not a lot of research had been done into the treatment of brain and spinal injuries, so Adam knows first-hand how traumatic the recovery process can be when the expertise is simply not available. The Brain and Spine foundation was also in its formative stages when Adam sustained his injuries, hence his dedication in raising money for them. He says: ‘I know it is a charity well worth supporting so that the trauma is reduced for future sufferers and I am committed to trying to help as much as I can’.
With his new EP, Back To The Sunshine, Adam has been keen to experiment with new production methods and instrumentation whilst still maintaining his signature style. Whilst Adam has been compared to the likes of Lou Reed, Nick Cave and Johnny Cash, he takes inspiration from a wide range of artists including R.E.M, Roy Orbison and most significantly, The Beach Boys. As a result, Adam creates a genre-bending blend of music that evokes a definitive sunny, West Coast vibe.
When writing his music, Adam is influenced by a mix of factors: everything from topical and relevant events to personal experiences from the present day, as well as his younger years. For example, destinations such as Yorkshire and Devon, amongst other places, have provided Adam with fountains of ideas that he has turned into intriguing and meaningful lyrics, attributing ordinary places with mystical grandeur and reflecting fond memories from his childhood.
With five previous albums to his name, Adam is a prolific songwriter with an affinity for his craft. The new EP was recorded in Surbiton with the help of a sound engineer who worked the engineering for The Eagles when they last played at the Royal Albert Hall.
All net proceeds from the sales of Back To The Sunshine will be donated to The Brain and Spine Foundation and the EP is set for release 7th April.