2020's New Album
After the global success of his first two albums, Australia's own voice of summer, Adam Dunning is releasing his third album, The Return. Again having immersed himself in Brazilian Culture, The Return was recorded in Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro and features a gallery of world A-list instrumentalists like bassist Guto Verde, Alfredo Cardim (Astrid Gilberto), and string arranger Flavio Mendes.
As he did with the previous albums, Sunset Monkeys and Glass Bottom Boat, Adam recorded the album primarily in Rio de Janeiro with legendary Bossa Nova producer Alex Moreira (and co-founder of the band Bossacucanova). Further influences afield, from the exotica of Istanbul, to the simplicity of Australia's beach life, can be heard throughout the 12 track collection of original songs.
The Return centres on time and the notion of returning to a richness in primal values, culture, and appreciating the planet. Featuring a collection of orchestral arrangements from Flavia Mendes alongside Adam's trademark seductive male vocals, the album showcases some of Dunning’s best beachside compositions.
The Return also sees Adam teaming up once again with the striking vocals of Australian folk artist Tash Parker (on "Holiday" and "Shades"), Turkey’s ChanCé (for the Istanbul-recorded "Ordinary"), and with long-time collaborator from Rio, Ronaldo Cotrim who co-wrote two of their greatest compositions - "Beautiful Goodbye" and "The Path".
The album is being launched first across Japan through P-Vine Records, before rolling out across the world, available to purchase and for streaming on all digital platforms.
“The album’s a mix of three continents, all founded with this rustic, bossa vibe that almost comforts the messages. It’s been an honour to work with these amazing artists across the world, helping to bring together a message of just how connected we are to the planet, and our need to acknowledge it .”
You can keep up with Adam on his official website, http://www.adamdunning.com/ as well as his social media channels; Facebook Twitter and Instagram. You can also find him each week on his popular show The Sun Lounge, streamed on all platforms weekly, and on BBC Radio.
holiday - tash and adam's single off the new album, the return
"Disarming sweetness, luxurious chord changes ... an elegantly dancing accordion solo, too, just to crown this exquisitely dizzy sort-of-waltz. 4 stars" - Rocksucker, UK.
The song that gives you that summertime post-beach, lie-down mood, Adam collaborates with the wonderfully talented earthy artist Tash parker. A collaboration which got the fans asking for more. Available now through iTunes
New SINGLE FROM AUSTRALIA, oFF the new album
From 2020's new album The Return, comes two singles from different parts of the globe. "The World I Want for You" is a departure from the usual sunny sounds, written by great Australian composer Karen Nicholls. The song brings to life an amazing classical piece of music, written by Karen in 2017. Produced by Jack Setton in Melbourne, with percussion and accompaniments from Adam's long time collaborator Ronaldo Cotrim in Rio, the song is haunting, introspective, and reminiscent. The song will move you, and Adam's words "will allow us consider the real value of unconditional giving to another".
“Summery, sexy, romantic” (ABC RADIO, AUSTRALIA)
"Bossa with the voice of jazz...The soul of our culture" (JORNAL DA ORLA, BRAZIL)
"A mid-summer sea breeze" (MUSIC MAGAZINE, JAPAN)
"Bravo to Adam Dunning" (RRR FM, AUSTRALIA)
"Songs that ripple and flow like sunshine on the ocean - balmy and smooth, but often expressing his deep social conscience
and his loving exploration of his environment." (KAREN NICHOLLS, AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER)