21 year old singer-songwriter Adam Hender has arrived with new single ‘Burn’, a winter warmer that is set to propel him to anthemic new heights, hitting 100,000 Spotify streams in a matter of weeks, amassing him a growing army of fans and setting the scene for his debut album, due later this year.
Building his songcraft in pubs and open mic nights since the age of 14 in his hometown of Llandudno, Adam has built a range of honest and emotive songs. As he puts it, “Llandudno is a beautiful place with a lot of lovely people; an easy environment to build my confidence in performing.” Those songs, inspired by the fragility of relationships and friendships formed from a childhood in North Wales to adventures across North America, combine a sensitivity with a maturity that belies his young age, drawing on influences from John Mayer to Dean Lewis.
First track to be released for streaming, infectious lament ‘One Chance’, hit 100,000 Spotify streams within a few months of release, and provided a tongue-in-cheek video which saw Adam under pressure to perform at a cabaret night alongside a familiar face to Britain’s Got Talent viewers.
Further evidence of the power and scale of his songwriting and performance can be found in footage of his 2019 hometown show at Conwy’s Gwynfryn Chapel, which was converted into a gig venue for the first time and played host to a packed crowd.