Aderyn returns with her new single Playground!
A post-breakup Welsh indie anthem with that LA pop shimmer.
Confidently basking in the success of her recent single Honey (which landed her Huw Stephens’ Artist of the Week on BBC Radio Wales, 3 weeks (so far) on the Welsh A-List, and a spin from BBC 6 Music), Aderyn holds nothing back with her striking and brilliant next single Playground, recorded in LA with esteemed producer Bobby Bloomfield.
Playground is released today, just days before Aderyn, joined by FemmeBug and Macy, hits the stage at Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach for her debut headline show on Friday July 15th.
“I often joke at my gigs that singing this song live is a form of free therapy for me”
“Playground was written just after a break-up” explains Aderyn. “I was definitely in the ‘anger’ state of mourning the relationship when I wrote this song. I often joke at my gigs that singing this song live is a form of free therapy for me”.
Lyrically cutting and musically magic, Playground is the cathartic result of a relationship breakdown. Intricate and brash lyrics allow Aderyn to tell her side of her breakup story cast against a backdrop of sparkly guitar and perfect harmonies.
Aderyn continues; “I posted a snipped of Playground on social media the same day I wrote it and it got a really good response. I had a studio session booked in LA with the legendary Bobby Bloomfield and I knew this had to be the song that I brought to him.”
Recording Playground with Bobby Bloomfield (Linkin Park, PENGSHUi) was a dream come true for Aderyn; “As soon as I got into the studio I knew we were cooking up something special! We put a percussion break into the song which is literally just me and Bobby hitting whatever we could find, including, a pint glass, a keyboard stand, and a glockenspiel. Everything just came together so naturally.”.
A sassy, catchy break-up anthem layered with synths, fuzzy guitars, a choppy drums, Playground is Welsh indie with an LA pop shimmer that will continue to solidify Aderyn as a force to be reckoned within the Welsh music scene and far far beyond.
Aderyn has already been championed by the likes of Huw Stephens (BBC Radio Wales), Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music), Bethan Elfyn (BBC Radio Wales / BBC 6 Music), Adam Walton (BBC Radio Wales), and God Is In The TV zine.