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The New Carole King: Adrienne Tooley – “Habits”

  • January 13, 2016
  • 1 min read

adrienne tooley

Adrienne Tooley


This Was True Once

I just love it when Adrienne Tooley say, “Believe me when I tell you I lost my heart between the sheets.”  Tooley received her first guitar at the age of 14 from her father, but it wasn’t until she was home during winter break in college that she began learning to play. She eventually moved to New York in 2013 and played her first show three months later at The Way Station in Brooklyn. Tooley draws stylistic inspiration from artists, such as Ingrid Michaelson and Daughter, while her lyrics lean toward the literary, a product of growing up buried in books.  Her lyrics are powerful, and you can tell that they are the product of a bookworm, which I super identify with.  Tooley is not an artist to be taken lightly.  She is seriously good.  The storytelling within her songs woven together with simple, memorable melodies give listeners cause to take notice. Her lyrics have that quality that made Carole King so special as a songwriter; frankness.  And beauty, you cannot forget that one.  Tooley is an American gift.  Enjoy her.

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