A simple fact – DG Adams is a modern-day singer-songwriter from Vancouver, Canada. With such a line in your biography, it is then no surprise if you cite the likes of Neil Young and Joni Mitchell as your initial inspirations when you started out as a musician.
Still, based on Searching For Flowers, his latest EP, Adams is definitely going for widening his sources of inspiration.
While the opener “Dangerous” is more on the rocking side of things (more Pearl Jam than Neil Young), “In Absentia” that follows is more of gentle string-driven chamber jazz. And Adams keeps the variation going through the remaining three tracks here. From a solo piano ballad on “Every Time” to the Pacific Coast sound of “California Burning” to another chamber-pop ballad on the closing title track, where he reminds of his initial influences the most.
Adams notes that he started out as an actor who switched to music in 2011. Some other artists who made that switch often sound like they are ‘acting’ through their music, but here, Adams sounds both genuine and diverse. That is certainly something that comes with musical experience, but you also need at least a modicum of musical talent and inventiveness to come up with something substantial, and Searching For Flowers shows that DG Adams has both.
DG Adams – ‘Searching For Flowers’ Review
‘Searching For Flowers’ shows that DG Adams has both the talent and inventiveness to qualify as a bona fide singer-songwriter.