Fresh off the back of his biggest headline tour to date, the release of acclaimed feel good anthem ‘A.O.K’, and a sincere rendition of Ocean Alley’s‘Confidence’ for Like A Version, Adrian Eagle has returned with latest single ‘Housing Trust’, before embarking on a massive 40-date tour of Australia and North America.
Channeling his now trademark street-gospel sound ‘Housing Trust’ – an ode to Eagle’s hometown of Adelaide – is an upbeat yet reflective track which sees Adrian juxtapose a troubled upbringing and struggling family life against the opportunities now afforded to him as an artist.
Co-written and produced by long-time collaborator Jerome Farah (the architect behind Kian’s debut single ‘Waiting’), ‘Housing Trust’features Adrian’s signature soulful vocals alongside vibrant organs and hip-hop true percussion.
From Adrian: “I had the original hook in my head about 4 years ago when I first started back writing and recording voice notes. I was originally rapping it over Snoop Dogg’s “Gin & Juice” – when I got back in the studio with Jerome last year, I sung him the hook and he hears my melodies perfectly so he laid down the chords instantly. It all paired together like magic, as usual with Jerome. What is wild is I wrote down that ARIA line long before it even happened.”
“Housing Trust is about celebrating life and how far the process has taken me around the world and back. Unchaining myself from many years of dark years in those housing trust to also remaining strong in the same values and intentions as I’ve always had. Thankful reminder.”
A busy end to 2019 will see Adrian take ‘Housing Trust’ on the road, notably to Rod Laver Arena on August 9th in support of Hilltop Hoods, before touring with rising star Tones and I on her national EP tour in September andfinishing on a whirlwind 21 date tour of North America with Hilltop Hoods in November and December!
ADRIAN EAGLE “Housing Trust” (single) GENRE – SOUL / POP / HIP HOP LOCATION – ADELAIDE, SA
ADRIAN EAGLE – LIVE
Friday, July 19th – NGV Fridays at National Gallery Of Victoria, Melbourne
Thursday, 8th August – Darwin Festival, Darwin
Friday 9th August – w/ Hilltop Hoods at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Saturday 17th August – Mackay BBQ & Beer Festival, Mackay
Adrian Eagle supporting – Tones and I ‘EP Tour’ – Australia
Friday 13 September – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide [SOLD OUT]
Saturday 14 September – Rosemount Hotel, Fremantle [SOLD OUT]
Sunday 15 September – Rosemount Hotel, Fremantle [SOLD OUT] Tuesday 17 September – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne Wednesday 18 September – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne [SOLD OUT]
Thursday 19 September – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne [SOLD OUT] Friday 27 September – UOW UniBar, Wollongong
Saturday 28 September – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney [SOLD OUT] Sunday 29 September – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Friday 4 October – SolBar, Maroochydore [SOLD OUT] Saturday 5 October – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast [SOLD OUT] Sunday 6 October – The Triffid, Brisbane [SOLD OUT] Monday 7 October – The Zoo, Brisbane [SOLD OUT]
Friday 11 October – The Northern, Byron Bay
Adrian Eagle supporting – Hilltop Hoods ‘Great Expanse Tour’ – North America
Friday, 8 November – Music Box, San Diego, CA Saturday 9 November – The Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles, CA Sunday 10 November – The Independent, San Fransisco, CA Tuesday 12 November – Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN Thursday 14 November – Middle East Downstairs, Boston, MA Friday 15 November – The Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY Saturday 16 November – Subterranean, Chicago, IL Sunday 17 November – Cervantes, Denver, CO Tuesday, 19 November – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR Wednesday 20 November – The Crocodile, Seattle, WA Thursday 21 November – Distrikt, Victoria BC Friday 29 November – The Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC Saturday 30 November – The Gateway, Calgary AB Sunday 1 December – Coors Event Centre, Saskatoon SK Wednesday 4 December – Le Belmont, Montreal QC Thursday 5 December – Barrymores, Ottawa, ON Friday 6 December – The Opera House, Toronto, ON Saturday 7 December – Aggie Theatre, Fort Collins, CO Sunday 8 December – The Metro Music Hall, Salt Lake City Thursday 12 December – The Republik, Honolulu, HI
Adrian Eagle Bio:
After garnering widespread acclaim for his breakout singles 17 Againand AOK, as well as his guest appearance on the legendary Hilltop Hoods ARIA Award winning single Clark Griswold, a sincere rendition of Ocean Alley’s‘Confidence’ for Like A Version,and a massive national and international touring schedule, it has been a landmark couple of years for emerging Adelaide bred singer-songwriter Adrian Eagle.
Breaking out in early 2018, the stirring 17 Again and it’s inspirational music video found Adrian sharing his journey of overcoming suicidal thoughts after weighing a life-threatening 270kg at just seventeen years old. Provocative, aspirational and instantly memorable, the track launched the South Australian native into the Australian music consciousness, with major support from Triple J and universal praise from the public and industry alike.
After dropping their name on that very song, Adrian quickly found himself touring Europe alongside his childhood heroes, fellow South Australians the Hilltop Hoods, in support of their comeback single Clark Griswold. His guest appearance, star turn in the music video, the Best Urban Release Award win at the ARIA Awards and his rousing performance at Splendour in the Grass capped off an incredible 2018 for the magnetic young performer, not to mention sold out debut shows across the East Coast and two highly talked about appearances at Brisbane’s BIGSOUND festival.
Taking Adrian on his biggest headline tour to date, his follow up single A.O.K. came next, once again proving that he is a growing voice of change and hope for youth struggling with difficult circumstances and mental issues.
A vibrant slice of street gospel, classic rap drums, and his stirring trademark vocal delivery, ‘A.O.K’ is an inspiring modern-day anthem reflective of changes in Adrian’s outlook on life after conquering his own demons through the power of music, dignity and mindfulness.
Adrian says; “This song is purposed around being kind to self and others. Acts of Kindness. A.O.K. This is a song I wanted to leave for the next generation of kids in my life”
For Adrian’s audience, ‘A.O.K’ – created alongside ‘17 Again’ collaborator Jerome Farah – also served as a message: that kindness and positivity will often overcome adversity.
“I needed a reminder to be more kind to myself. My Mum was kind to me, others were kind to me and without those people’s kindness I wouldn’t have the opportunity to live as I do. ‘We’re gonna be A.O.K’ is intended to be a true reminder that mindset helped me overcome”
An outlier in today’s modern music industry, Adrian is finding success in being himself, and embracing his honesty and vulnerability.