[Cover photo credit to Kendall Bessent, dress by Moschino Couture]
Adi Oasis, who formerly released music as Adeline, has revealed her first single under her new moniker and the official video for “Red To Violet“, a “politically-charged ode to women of color”. For the single, she teamed up with R&B poet & musician Jamila Woods.
Adi Oasis comments on the single:
It’s my declaration that Adi Oasis has arrived. My grandmother was the first strong black woman in my life growing up, and my aunts followed in her footsteps. These women showed me just how strong black women can be.
À mon tour’ is French for ‘It’s our turn. It’s our turn to be put in positions of power. It’s time for us to be heard, and to be valued and accepted in all areas of society, and that includes nonbinary and transgender people. It honors women like Kentanji Brown Jackson, Stacey Abrams, AOC and all the other black and brown women out there who are taking charge and making change. And it’s a message not just for American women (where I’m based), but all black and brown women around the world.
Jamila Woods shares:
I gravitated towards this song because I loved how it made me feel, relaxed and confident at the same time. I’ve been wanting to collaborate with Adi for years and I love how both the song and video came together so organically.
Adi Oasis has performed at the Rally For Abortion Justice on the Capitol in DC after the ruling in Texas in October 2021 as well as making appearances in NYC & LA to support abortion rights organizations, Brigid Alliance and National Network of Abortion Funds. And she has been featured in fashion campaigns for a variety of brands including Madewell, Free People, Paco Rabanne, Marc Fisher & Saucony.
She has also toured globally, appearing with such artists as Anderson .Paak, Keyshia Cole, JUNGLE, Gregory Porter, Lee Fields, Big Freeda and more, and has performed at Central Park Summerstage, Afropunk, Funk on the Rocks (Red Rocks) and London Jazz Fest. You can catch her live on tour with Chet Faker this Fall.
Adi Oasis International Tour Dates
# = w/ Chet Faker
9/8: Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts #
9/9: Boston, MA @ House of Blues #
9/10: New York, NY @ Terminal 5 #
9/12: Montreal, QC @ MTELUS #
9/13: Toronto, ON @ HISTORY #
9/14: Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrews Hall #
9/16: Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre #
9/18: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue #
9/20: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall #
9/21: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot #
9/23: Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre #
9/26: San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield #
9/28: Seattle, WA @ The Showbox #
9/29: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater #
9/30: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre #
10/22: London, England @ Lafayette London
10/23: Barcelona, Spain @ Sala La Nau
10/24: Madrid, Spain @ El Pavón Teatro Kamikaze
10/27: Paris, France @ Cafe de la Danse
10/29: Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Doornroosje
10/30: Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Muziekcentrum Frits Philips
10/31: Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet
11/2: Lausanne, Switzerland @ JazzOnze+ Festival
11/5: Stockholm, Sweden @ Fasching