Denver Musician Releases New Single ‘Talk That Way’ on 2.22.22
More Details on His New Album “Pink Lemonade”
Tell us a bit about your back story leading to where you are now as a Local Denver Musician?
What’s up y’all! My name is Adiel Mitchell and I am a singer-songwriter/dancer/model based out of Aurora, CO. I am originally from Oahu, Hawaii; but I’ve lived here for so long that I feel at home here in the Mile High City. I got my start in music initially through Youtube. Back in 2012, I formed a pop duo with a friend of mine and we launched fully into the Youtube World. From original songs, covers, remixes to vlogs, touring, and being signed under one of the biggest youtubers at the time, I was fortunate enough to experience the different sides of the music industry, create unbreakable bonds through a a supportive fanbase, and ultimately develop my passion for music and performing.
In 2016, the duo went our separate ways and I trekked on to focus on my individual motives, desires, and passion. Using all of the skills I have acquired along the way, in 2018 I released an independent EP that not only boosted my social media presence, but it revealed to me where my heart and drive wanted to go in this music thing. Fast forward to 2022, I truly believe that all of the work that I had put in over the years manifested the life I am living now. I work with two of my best friends and most talented producers in the game right now Levi Double U and Shinu. Together, we have been able to highlight the true nature of my musical capabilities and I’m beyond grateful for their presence in my new works. I am blessed to say that I am full time artist and I cannot wait to share with the world the things we have been cooking up. Not only has my life been flipped upside down, it’s progressing in ways I never could have imagined back in 2012. Truly, I’m honored to stand here and continue to inspire more generations to come just as I’ve been inspired by my musical heroes.
Tell us about the release of your new single “Talk That Way” ?
YOOOOOOOO I love this song. This song was one of those ones that you write and instantly feel a connection to. I started this song as just a side random project via Instagram. Like, I was just in a series where I would create demos and post them to gather feedback and see how people’s initial reactions would be on first listen. I remember playing MUCH earlier version of “Talk That Way” and people started going crazy. My phone was nonstop blowing up with texts and calls of like “yoooo what’s that song? I can’t find it anywhere, is that song out? THIS IS TOO GOOD” Things like that haha.
So, of course I took it down and the real work began haha. I was like if this is what people’s reaction to the demo is, THEN WE GOTTA MAKE THIS JAM. This song was co produced by Davey Remix, Levi Double and Myself. I think this song captures the true essence of my experience in a toxic relationship. I love how at first glance, the song feels one way, but if you listen to the lyrics, it tells a completely different story. I love the honesty in this track. I want to present vulnerability to the world and still make ‘em dance, if you know what I mean.
This song will be available on all streaming platforms on February 22, 2022. In fact, I’m dropping it at 2:22pm too. And that day happens to be a Tuesday. So yeah, you know the vibes haha!
What can you tell us about the release of your full album this year?
I can’t say too much but yes I am dropping a full length album this year and I COULDN’T BE MORE PROUD OF THIS PROJECT. I wanted to create a full length project for quite some time now. I wanted to tell a story and capture it through the lens of each song. What I can say is that this project will be dropping around the summertime and be prepared for some heat. Oh, and the album will be called “Pink Lemonade.”
What are your favorite Music Venues you’ve performed at in Denver?
Some of my favorite venues around Denver are: Summit Music Hall, The Bluebird Theater, Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, Cervantes’ Master Ballroom & Cervantes’ Other Side. I haven’t performed at the Paramount theater yet; but I really like that place, too. Oh, and it’s not necessarily a music venue but the rooftop at the MCA (Museum of Contemporary Arts) is super nice too!
What are some of your favorite accomplishments this past year? 2021/2022?
I QUIT MY JOB TO PURSUE MUSIC FULL TIME!! That was huge. It felt like something I had always wanted to do, but I would talk myself out or let people talk me out of it. It was nerve-wrecking, honestly. But it has been the best decision of my life. I took a leap of Faith and truly felt God, catch me and open a multitude of doors as I gently floated down. I got to perform at multiple music festivals, share the stage with countless talented new friends of mine, find myself in dance all over again, and travel all around the US modeling.
But perhaps the biggest accomplishment I’d say, is that I started to really understand and take my own mental health seriously. I started doing things that fulfilled me and less out of obligation. I started to take the control over my own life again and focused on healing instead of hiding. That changed everything for me. Focusing on me and really rebuilding the foundations of myself stretched me further than I ever thought I could go. If you would’ve told me 10 years ago, that I’d be a fully supported music artist, dancer, and model, yo I probably would’ve laughed it off and thought, who me? No way. But look at God. Here I am. Blessed and booked.
What are your favorite local Denver spots?
YOOOOO TOP OF THE LIST. Ding Tea. Out there on Colorado Blvd. I don’t know what it is, but if i’m not at home with my cat, or at the studio, best believe you can find me there. I love that place. I’m a suburbs guy, honestly. I love Aurora. it feels very much home to me whenever I’m driving through there. I also LOVE Pho. So I’m always looking for a reason to either discover a new restaurant or just go get Pho at my go-to spots cause its BOMB. I think one of my favorite and I’m sure others too if you’ve been there is Red Rocks. There is something just infectious about the energy of that place and when you are there with z ton of your friends seeing your favorite artist on stage, it just feels like a dream.
Favorite Local Black Owned Businesses?
Welton St Cafe, Hungry Wolf BBQ, Catfish Haven, The Donut, The A-CO Cart, Nile Ethiopian Restaurant, MyKings Ice cream, False Ego to name a few.
What do you love about Denver?
I love the people. For me, Denver has molded me into the person I am today and I credit the people here for that happening. I feel like as more and more people move here, which has it’s troublesome parts hahaha (im talking to you highways with your traffic jams and it basically feeling like rush hour all day), the beauty of it is that you meet more and more people each day. These people and their personalities have a way of shaping you without you even knowing it. And I love the people say “OP” when they are trying to slide by you and not bump you haha.
How would you describe the personality of Denver?
I often tell people that it’s very chill here. The hustle mentality lives within certain individuals, but I feel like as a vibe for the city, its very relaxed, laid back and chill. It can be comforting when you are ready to settle down or after a long work day, or a weekend with friends in the mountains but sometimes too laid back if you really wanna go after the things you wanna pursue. It has a nice balance to you to shape up artists who need to learn how to take things easy but also develop a self-starter mentality.
Why did you choose to call your neighborhood home?
Because I grew up here, the friends and memories that I’ve cultivated over the years, I can proudly call this home. Little do people know, I actually represent Aurora out here cause A-Town is the best.