Chris Sizemore, a producer and songwriter, is joined by a rotating group of soulful singers and musicians from around the world as Shadowbanned. Sizemore, a Nashville, Tennessee, native who currently resides close to Manchester, England, was a producer and multi-instrumentalist for the Brooklyn dream-pop band Folksongs For The Afterlife.
The lockdown served to forge a bond between producer/songwriter Shadowbanned and vocalist/songwriter Adam Divine by reflecting the world’s urge to connect and reach out. They both resorted to music during the lockdown, like so many others, and the collaboration began with a cover of the Police song “So Lonely.”
Adam Divine is a musician, adventurer, and bridge-builder between the anatomical and medical worlds. For 25 years, he has been creating music, fusing folk, rock, and mystical poetry with mantras.
Adam uses the cut-and-paste methods of William Burroughs and Jeff Noon and is influenced by poetry and rhythm.
Infused with mystical poetry and chants, Adam’s musical inspirations are a masala mixtape that ranges from Elliott Smith’s poetics to Soundgarden’s crunch. Joni Mitchell, Saint Etienne, and Danger Mouse are all influences on Shadowbanned in equal proportion.
Realizing that being disconnected is also an opportunity to be connected, immersing in the world of music and feeling, Adam started to write songs looking inside and looking to the stars for guidance – North Star.
The album Shadow sides has nine (9) songs on it namely, North Star, Always The Same, Hearts & Arrows/Ask Me No Questions, So Lonely, The Nomad, Shadow Sides (ft Viriam Kaur), Deeper Bullet Blue Sky, Split Brain, Take Me Home (ft Viriam Kaur).
The album’s themes are vast with lyrics exploring split brain patients, Jungian archetypes and shadow sides, the journey of the Sufi mystic and the ancient explorers following the night sky.
Enjoy the album below
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