Canadian Alternative Folk Musician DG Adams Delivers A Bittersweet Reflection On Finding Beauty In Modern Times With New Single, ‘Screens’

Out now on all streaming platforms, ‘Screens’ sees DG Adams blend classic rock, folk and classical influences with socially conscious, and often philosophical lyricism. 

The modern lifestyle we all experience these days sees us mostly watching the world as portrayed on screens, whether it be our phones, our tablets, tvs, or even the cinema. From Vancouver, British Columbia, DG Adams knows all too well just how many of us are addicted to screens, and on his new single, ‘Screens’ he gently – but firmly – suggests that we should all take a break in order to experience what life is really like, and take a break to go outside and see it for real. “Rest your eyes – a screen is not a sky”.

DG Adams vocals and musical style are reminiscent of Pink Floyd, particularly the tracks on ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’. Laid back and languid, yet philosophical vocals, accompanied by acoustic guitar listeners will feel compelled to get up and go for a walk (well this listener anyway) upon hearing ‘Screens’.

DG Adams has so far released 4 albums, 1 EP and 5 stand-alone singles. His own creative beginnings began with his own family’s musical passions:

“I was taken to symphony concerts, by my mother, from an early age. So I learned about great music. My mother was an amateur singer, and her grandmother was an opera singer in England. So music was definitely in the blood. We had a great record collection at home, which included classical, orchestral albums plus Harry Belafonte, Paul Robeson and Pavarotti, and also some of the Celtic singers that my mother loved.

In my teens I gravitated towards Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Bob Dylan. I was interested in the lyrics and the voices and melodies equally.”

“For many years after that I followed the path of being an actor. But I never lost my passion for music. Around the year 2000 I met an actor/singer who became my best friend, and eventually encouraged me to follow a musical path: Torquil Campbell (of the now hugely successful band Stars).”   

You can stream or purchase ‘Screens’ on Bandcamp, and Spotify. Watch the video for ‘Screens’ below. DG Adams also shared a Story Behind the Song video on his Youtube channel. Find out more about DG Adams and his music online on his official website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and SoundCloud.

Screens by @dgadamsmusic

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