Written/produced for various social media and YouTube acts since 2010. Songs have garnered millions of plays. Worked with and under Grammy Award-winning producer, Brian Kennedy (of Chris Brown - Forever, Rihanna - Disturbia, Kelly Clarkson - Mr. Know-It-All fame). Wrote/produced award-winning K-Pop song, "MOVE" by Taemin (of SHINee), in 2017.
ADN can write and produce quality songs, provide quality vocal reference demos, along with his own mixes, while working very quickly. He also provides vocal mixes, vocal tuning, vocal comping, editing and arrangement, as well as backing vocals in addition to demoing.
ADN, aka Adien Lewis, got his start writing for various acts on Youtube, notably Chinese-American singer, Jason Chen's hit single "Best Friend". It has amassed over 19 million views to date. He has since gone on to write and produce for various artists, including actress Jannine Wiegel's "Finish Line", a remix for The Flash's Keiynan Lonsdale, and Taemin (of K-Pop group, SHINee)'s 2nd album lead single, “MOVE”.
Throughout 2017, Adien found success writing and featuring as a guest vocalist on various releases for DJs, including "Safe House" through Hardwell's Revealed label, and releases with DJ Mattway and Luca Testa, which ended up charting in various countries.
By the end of 2017, Adien found himself co-writing and producing the lead single for K-Pop idol, Taemin’s 2nd album, “MOVE”. Released through major label, SM Entertainment in South Korea, the song spawned three official music videos, amassing a total 20 million views to date. The song, album, and Taemin’s performance all went on to be nominated for and win multiple awards in 2017, including MNet Music Awards, and the Korean Music Awards.
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Interview with ADN Adien Lewis
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production, songwriting, vocal demoing, vocal production and mixing
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I take from lots of different genres and influences, but I am a big fan of artists like Jon Bellion, Chris Brown, Drake, Frank Ocean, Kanye, Bruno Mars, Flume, etc.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Vocal toplines and music/vocal production.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Many different types, but my go-to is usually electronic r&b with a pop slant.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Simplicity is key.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jon Bellion. I personally think he's a musical genius and his musical instincts are crazy. Also, Kanye and Bruno Mars both fall under that same umbrella in my opinion.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Chill but with the potential for high energy. Wavey. Glitchy. Urban, with tinges of pop. Electronic with organic influences.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have done music since 2006, but I started professionally writing and producing for youtubers and other social media creatives in 2010. I started to gain attention for my own original music, and then transitioned to more mainstream clients. I began working and learning under Brian Kennedy (producer of multiple Chris Brown and Rihanna hits) and Curtis Richardson (Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez) in 2015 and 2016. All in all, I've been doing music professionally for close to 10 years now.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My MacBook, my hard drive, a Neumann TLM 103 with interface, my Beyerdynamic DT 770 studio headphones, and a wi-fi hotspot so I can email somebody to send help while I'm making chill plucky island music and eating coconuts and mangos on the beach.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: For transparency, try to provide as many details as you can up front, to make things go quick and smoothly for everyone.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Getting to do what I love doing every day, while meeting other like-minded creatives who have the same kind of drive and passion as myself.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will always provide quality, professional-level work, as well as respond quickly and concisely to the best of my ability.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Life is never black or white, it is a mixture of varying shades of grey that makes the world interesting.