Adam Holdsworth can’t wait to share his heart melting music

Profound lyrics, delicate musicality and honest experiences. Adam Holdsworth can’t wait to share his heart-melting music with the world.

Adam Holdsworth is a 20-year-old singer/songwriter from Essex in the UK. He is currently in his last year studying ‘Commercial Music’ in Bath, spending much of his time at university honing his music skills and composing. His musical journey began at the age of 7 when he started learning to play the clarinet at school. 5 years later, Adam picked up his first saxophone and after years of classical grades on both, now enjoys performing at private events and weddings. At the age of 12, his parents bought him a piano and a new love was formed. Despite constantly singing in private and writing large amounts of songs, Adam never saw himself as a singer, with his songs remaining unheard for many years. It wasn’t until starting university that he discovered his voice and with the encouragement of others, began to share his unique vocals. 

To Adam, music is the most important and powerful force in the world, and throughout the years has helped him overcome personal challenges dealing with mental health and loss. He aims to convey these struggles in his music, with many of his songs combing these melancholic themes as well as stories of love and everyday issues. His focus is to make music that moves, using samples and story-telling techniques within his song to produce a wider mood. Adam’s compositions merge heartfelt and personal lyrics with delicate musicality stemming from his classical training. He is part of a new wave of ‘DIY’ songwriters, with the majority of his songs being recorded in his bedroom!
“To me, music is the most powerful force humanity has been blessed with and it never ceases to amaze me how one song can completely alter your mood. Sad? Put on a song. Happy? Put on a song. Want to go out and party? Put on a song.”

Adam grew up listening to the incredible songwriting talents of Paul Simon and Carole King, with one of his favourite albums being King’s 1971 ‘Tapestry’. Playing the saxophone and clarinet, he soon developed a passion for jazz and big band, performing in a number of bands. Though his music has developed over the years, Adam takes inspiration from beautiful lyric and melodic writing of Nat King Cole and Louis Armstrong. 

His debut single ‘The Candles We Burn’ is Adam’s take on the love songs of the pop genre, exploring themes of intimacy and vulnerability. Featuring a stripped back arrangement and personal vocal delivery, the melancholic feel juxtaposed with the warm and uplifting lyrics create a relatable and empathic mood for the listener to relax to. Adam’s second song ‘Anymore’ is less warm, exploring the “Autumn of love, full of suspicion, jealousy, and despondency”. 

Beginning with the sounds of a door and creaking floorboards, ‘Anymore’ plunges the listener into the shoes of a lover with an unfaithful partner. Inspired by the tragic stories of adulterous relationships, this song is set to choke anyone, despite their personal experience to the subject matter. His third song ‘Hairbands’ has hitting the streaming services.
Adam is just beginning his musical journey and has put no limits on what he wants to achieve. From composing for film and TV and songwriting to performing with his instruments, he is truly captivated by the industry and cannot wait to start paving a career in it. Adam has a number of personal achievements, from achieving classical music exams and high university grades to performing at prestigious venues such as the world-famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho, London.

“When I allow my mind to think of the future, my dream would be to watch a film on the big screen featuring a score I have written. On my way home, I switch on the radio and hear my favorite artist covering my latest song. It’s a little extravagant but it’s important to dream.”
Though he was featured in recently released Lifoti's October/November 2019 issue 10, you can check it from below link's for your country:

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