Adam Clark's Ear Burrowing Hooks Aren't Going Anywhere
  • THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2015

  • Posted by: Niko Demetriou

Before Adam Levine decided to break out of his shell to become a philanthropist/entrepreneur/sex symbol combo, and before Maroon 5 became the massively successful pop rock band that they are today, there was Songs About Jane. The group's first studio album that gave them the buzz they needed to be rocketed into stardom remains, in my eyes, as a top tier example of the good that can come from a pop radio hit. "Harder To Breathe" was accompanied by the urban-romantic "She Will Be Loved" and excitedly soulful "This Love." While their talents as musicians may be overshadowed by layers of simple synth melodies and obnoxious hooks nowadays, there will always be that sincere sound of classic Maroon 5 that will hit the spot for me. This is exactly the feeling I'm getting from Adam Clarke and his new single, which we are exclusively premiering on Baeble today, "With You."

Working with multi-platinum producer David Schuler, who has teamed up with the likes of John Legend and Daughtry, Adam Clark has crafted quite the melodically pleasing summer track. The Rochester based singer/songwriter's Christian music background finds a spot to shine here with an uplifting chorus and powerful gospel harmonization. Meanwhile, beneath that is a pulsating bass that bounces along with Adam's sincere lyricism. It's this combination of modern electronic instrumentation and classic songwriter performance that strikes that tricky balance between catchy pop rock jam and appreciable composure. It's tough to find that spot, but "With You" does a pretty good job with the balancing act.

Check out the song below, and if you're in the Rochester area hit up Water Street Music Hall on July 17 for a good show.


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