With years of sharing the stage with artists like Neko Case, Rachael Yamagata, Nicole Atkins, Gillian Welch, Linda Rondstadt, and Amos Lee, Woodstock, New York singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Adrien Reju continues to build an evolving and impressive career in music. Now she’s expanding her art into new realms with the release of her latest studio project, Strange Love & the Secret Language. an album being billed as “a collection of unconventional love songs,” released on Zip Records, August 7th. The album was recorded in Woodstock with the production duo The Elegant Too (P. Diddy, Yoko Ono, John Cale) and offers listeners a lush, deeply textured pop record that has already caught the attention of WDST and WXPN (Philadelphia), and finds Reju in the company of fellow Woodstock artists A.C. Newman (The New Pornographers) and Marco Benevento. In addition to her striking original songs, Reju also covers tunes by David Bowie, Elliot Smith, and Prince.
Raised in New York City as the only daughter of a cellist/composer and music teacher/book editor, Adrien credits her parents and their upbringing as major contributors to her musicality and integrity as a writer and working musician. As a performer, Adrien got her start in Philadelphia running with a close-knit scene of budding songwriters including Blue Note artist Amos Lee and to date, she has also released a 5-song EP, Lucky Ones (2012) and a full length LP, A Million Hearts (2009) to critical acclaim and regular rotation on such Triple A radio programs as WXPN's World Cafe with David Dye.