Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Adna - Night
Considering that most people in life just want to be happy, why is it we listen to and enjoy sad sounding music? Our guess, without one iota of scientific background behind it, is that it’s something to do with the way that sad music can evoke the odd sensation of romanticism and depth but with a safety net attached; because there’s no real pain for us to experience. The death of a loved one or the break-up of a family makes us feel sad, but with sad music there’s nothing lost. In fact it’s possible to gain something from sombre atmospheres and it's perhaps easier to empathise with a performer playing music with a sorrowful tone than it is for one playing deliriously happy sounding music.
Adna Kadic, a 19 year old originally from Gothenburg but now based in Berlin (who we first featured back in September - here), has a new single called Night. With a mix of cello (possibly the saddest sounding instrument there is?) soft guitars and piano the music won’t find you jumping up off your seat ready to party, whatever she’s singing about, but immerse yourself in its melancholy sound and by the end you might just feel that little bit more complete, that little bit happier about life.
Adna's debut album will be released in February.
Adna - Night