Adrina Thorpe

Adrina Thorpe

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"Mesmerizing & Spellbinding" MUSIC CONNECTION "Comparisons could be made to Tori Amos/Sarah McLachlan, but Thorpe remains distinct & distinctive." ROCK N REEL MAG. Using pop/rock stylings, classic influence, & folk sentiment, Adrina Thorpe weaves narratives of light & dark on the road toward hope.

Biography

Album Review from ROCK N REEL MAGAZINE, UK
5 stars

Californian Singer-songwriter Adrina Thorpe’s debut album, Elusive, was a sunny collection of light toned pop songs beautifully sung by a talented performer. As the opening chords and lyrics of ‘Impossible Dream’ set the context for the songs to come, it becomes clear that her second release delves deeper beneath the surface of the psyche. ‘Flawed I am and flawed I will remain, broken since the day the package opened.’ Flawless, however, is her delicately powerful vocal. Velvet rich but capable of soaring effortlessly to stratospheric heights, it perfectly conveys the emotions with which the songs are liberally laced.
Stylistically the songs are driven forward by Thorpe’s lyrical piano playing and are enhanced by a sympathetic production that never steps in the way of the music itself. Comparisons could be made to Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan and a host of other female piano-playing singers but while there are some inevitable similarities these are merely by dint of the instrumentation employed. Thorpe, while skirting around the fringes of the accessible mainstream, remains distinct and distinctive.
- Trevor Raggatt, Rock N Reel

Official Bio
Singer/songwriter/pianist Adrina Thorpe presents her much-anticipated sophomore album, Halflight & Shadows. The songs are ordered progressively with a hidden "character" who journeys from dark to light as the album illuminates the eternal struggle of light against the darkness and the yearning that each of us faces everyday, the quest for a beautiful life. Adrina Thorpe's style reflects the softer side of music, with a haunting voice and a delicate touch at the piano.
“Emptiness inspires me. Silence beckons me, thrills me, fills me with ideas. I love to write. It's a passion I've had since I was very little. Melodies are all little miracles, and the perfect arrangements are like discovering heaven. I hope I can contribute beauty to the silence of the air,” confides Southern California native Thorpe.
When it came time to record Halflight & Shadows, classically-trained Thorpe enlisted the help of some of her close musician friends, including producer Filippo Gaetani (My Excellence, Malina, Ken Andrews), drummer Randy Cooke (Mick Jagger, Ringo Starr, Kelly Clarkson, Five for Fighting), cellist Dave Takahashi (Sheryl Crow, Sting, Kanye West), violinist Chris Woods (Justin Timberlake, Jessica Simpson, Faith Evans, Dr. Dre) and drummer Fernando Sanchez (Luis Fonsi, Charlotte Martin).
Since releasing her debut album Elusive, Thorpe has gained a considerable following and earned continued success. Many tracks from Elusive were featured on TV networks CW and Lifetime, as well as in several independent films. “Who Will Find Me,” the joint effort of Thorpe and DJ Shah, became a massive hit, even winning over the world’s number one DJ, Armin Van Buuren, who spun the song for crowds of more than 30,000 and claimed it to be his favorite song of the last two years.
Thorpe uses her unique marriage of pop/rock stylings, classical influence, and folk sentiment to weave narratives of joy within pain and light in the darkness. Her songs are ordered progressively with a hidden "character" who journeys from the darkest brokenness to becoming transformed and swept away by beauty. May these songs take you on a journey, as well.

Lyrics

Impossible Dream

Written By: Adrina Thorpe

Flawed I am and flawed I will remain. Broken since the day the package opened. Yearn with tattered wings to try to fly. Ache to find the strength to say goodbye to this impossible dream. Impossible dream. Promises everything. Everything. And the sirens they sing. The sirens they sing this impossible dream. Impossible dream. Can I keep each step upon this wire? Run so fast that I can regain time? Gather in my arms the things I lack? Overflowing, falling I can’t take them back to this impossible dream. Impossible dream. Promises everything. Everything. And the sirens they sing. The sirens they sing this impossible dream. Impossible dream. Oooooh hey yeah... I can’t keep the colors in the lines. Break me from this maze of twisted lies. Oh this impossible dream. Impossible dream. Promises everything. Everything. And the sirens they sing. The sirens they sing this impossible dream. Impossible dream. This impossible dream. This impossible dream. This impossible dream. This impossible dream. Impossible dream.

Midnight

Written By: Adrina Thorpe

The wind has swallowed all of the light inside this place. The waves are crashing down on my crumpled little frame. There’s nothing left to cling to. Midnight; I’m torn asunder. No glimmer left inside this place. You were there for me. Always there for me... When I wake up in the morning, would you be there? In the calm, without a warning, would you still care…for me? And I know this is only a dream of darkened sleep, but sanity is fleeting and whispers no relief. Wish I could wake to feel you wrap your arms around me
when all is calm when I belong. You were there for me. Always there for me... When I wake up in the morning, would you be there? In the calm, without a warning, would you still care…for me? Wake me into the light. I’ve slept too long. Wake me into the light of morning. I’ll wake when I see your eyes shine bright. When I wake up in the morning, would you be there? In the calm, without a warning, would you still care? When I wake up in the morning, would you be there? In the calm, without a warning, would you still care…for me?

Everything Changes

Written By: Adrina Thorpe

I never even told you my name. We were always playing those games. I said hey hey hey, what’s after all? After all the lies that you told…You said …�You only get what you gave. Sleep in the bed that you made!� But you never even noticed at all. Can you hear a fat slamming door? Now you’re way way way in over your head. Do you think it’s something you said? Well, you only get what you gave. Sleep in the bed that you made! Everything changes when you close your eyes. Everything changes. Hello! That’s life. Well I never even wanted to go. But you – you – you wanted me so. Everything you wanted to find Well, you only get what you gave. ha ha Sleep in the bed that you made! Everything changes when you close your eyes. Everything changes. Hello! That’s life. Well, everything changes when you close your eyes. Everything changes cause you change your mind. Everything changes when you close your eyes. Everything changes your lies. I’m through with you because I – I – I’ve heard it before. Your words fall to the floor. Well, You only get what you gave. ha ha Sleep in the bed that you made! Everything changes when you close your eyes. Everything changes. Hello! That’s life. Well, I’m having such a beautiful day without you – you – you right in my way. Everything I wanted I’ll find. Well… You only get what you gave. Sleep in the bed cause it’s made!

Coming Home

Written By: Adrina Thorpe

Morning light upon my pillowcase… Well, hello, here comes the day. Should I rise up from these sheets of lace? Let the sun upon my face... Far too long I’ve slept in solitude with these walls as cold as ice. If I wake will it be worth it all to feel the sun upon my face? I’m coming home to where you are, to the arms that held me long. I’m coming home. I’ve run too long. Unlock the door, turn the key, I’ve been waiting to see you so long. Come back to me. Tell me everything is new again as I walk this dusty road. Run to greet me with the racing wind and the sun upon your face. I’m coming home to where you are, to the arms that held me long. I’m coming home. I’ve run too long. Unlock the door, turn the key, I’ve been waiting to see you so long. Come back to me. I may tiptoe to your windowsill just to find that nothing's changed. Hiding from the eyes that love me still with the sun upon my face. I’m coming home to where you are, to the arms that held me long. I’m coming home. I’ve run too long. Unlock the door, turn the key, I’ve been waiting to see you so long. Come back to me.

Heal

Written By: Adrina Thorpe

When you thought it was wasted time, it was just a break in the line. When you find all is still, Soak in the silence you’ve been given. Days like these I feel the air blow through my fingertips as I let it go. I sing la da da da da, la da da da da, la da da…as the time heals. Take a moment and breathe life in. Breathe in sunlight and warm summer wind. All the days of chasing time, fade into nothing, but this moment’s mine. Days like these I feel the air blow through my fingertips as I let it go. I sing la da da da da, la da da da da, la da da…as the time heals. Heal. Well it’s all gonna work out fine. Take in the moments when the sun will shine as the time heals…heals… heal.

Walk

Written By: Adrina Thorpe

I am one, I am one of many, in a sea full of shining stars. When the lights go out on the city I see one bright star. And it shines with a light for many and it bids for the world to come. Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t make it less does it? Just because you can’t feel it, doesn’t make it false does it? Walk on the water in the dark of the night. Step into the epicenter. Empty you will find. There’s a calm that holds you tight. Bitter face, bitter spaces, secrets. Every day like the day before. Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t make it less does it? Just because you can’t feel it, doesn’t make it false does it? Walk on the water in the dark of the night. Step into the epicenter. Empty you will find. There’s a calm that holds you. There’s someone who loves you. Step in the water over the distance. It’s all becoming… becoming clearer. Step in the water over the distance. It’s all becoming… becoming nearer. Walk--Dark of the night--Call. Empty you will find there’s a calm that holds you. There’s someone who loves you. Walk on the water in the dark of the night. Step into the epicenter.

Moment to End

Written By: Adrina Thorpe

Take me on a ride to the other side. Oh anywhere you wanna go. Don’t wake me from this dream standing in between the fairytale and your goodbye. Cause I don’t want this moment to end. No, I don’t want this moment to end. Yellow, red and green…golden is the scene, when you place your hand on mine. Oh should you disappear, I won’t show a tear, though grey is all that’s left behind. And I don’t want this moment to end. No, I don’t want this moment to end. You always understand my mind. You always make me come alive. You always hold me in your eyes. You always love me in disguise. And I don’t want this moment to end. No, I don’t want this moment to end. Cause I don’t want this moment to end. No, I don’t want this moment to end.

Discography

Adrina Thorpe's solo releases:
Elusive, 2004 (full length album)
Halflight & Shadows, 2009 (full length album)

Adrina Thorpe's dance singles:
ASOT 2007, Armin Van Buuren: "Who Will Find Me" Adrina Thorpe feat DJ Shah

ASOT 2008, Armin Van Buuren: "Back to You" Adrina Thorpe feat DJ Shah