Musicians Adil C and Trinity Rose have a new, sweet single out titled 'I Promise,' and the collaboration is beautiful. Both artists are very talented in their own unique way. Adil C is a Canadian pop singer from Toronto, ON. His music has hit over 10 million streams across social and streaming platforms like Spotify. The singer's music has come across many celebrities such as Addison Rae, Chase Hudson, Scooter Braun, and many more.
Adil was born in Montreal, Quebec and grew up in Mississauga, Ontario. His family is from Pakistan and owns a boutique in Mississauga. At just eight years old, he discovered his passion for music when he picked up his first guitar from a store near his parent's boutique. For Adil, this started the learning process of the basic chords to vocalizing. The combination eventually led to music events and showcasing his talents to school talent shows, festivals, and culminated in the pop music career that he has today. He's an excellent producer and writer.
At the start of his career, Adil pursued rock music and was the lead singer/songwriter for his band, "Sins of Serenity." Eventually, he delved into a multi-instrument studio recording and became adept in percussion and sound design. At 18, his vocals matured, which was a massive turnover for fans. He took a break shortly after. However, he was back in the music scene by 2016. In 2018, Adil released his debut single Good Enough," which was an instant hit. This made him a pop icon overnight. He truly creates music to inspire his fans and spread love, motivation, and good vibes worldwide.
Who is Trinity Rose
Trinity Rose is a beautiful award-winning singer/songwriter from Los Angeles with a heart of gold. She uses her classical training to combine indie-pop vocals with perfect pitch and harmonies. In 2021, Trinity received the coveted golden ticket out of over 100,000 artists who auditioned for ABC's American Idol. Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan loved her vocals. In 2017, Trinity was selected as the youngest female contestant ever for the reality TV series NBC's "The Voice ."Alicia Keys told her, "Your voice is stunning!" Trinity was also chosen to participate in the prestigious and exclusive GRAMMY CAMP, Los Angeles, whose alumni include Maren Morris and Billie Eilish.
Her vocal appearances include performances in front of 25,000+ participants at the 2016 and 2018 LA Marathon and having starred in the WNBA's 'Magic Moment' at Staples Center for a crowd of 15,000. Trinity performs in Hollywood venues such as The Hotel Café, Whisky A Go-Go & State Social House.
Trinity also released a song, "Miss You," with Netflix Umbrella Academy star Aidan Gallagher. These unsigned artists have received over 8 million streams on Spotify, YouTube & Apple Music and continue to climb.
Trinity loves to collaborate. One of her most rewarding projects is a global unity song written, recorded, and produced with Ian Sloane called 'Love Is The Only River.' Currently, she has collaborated with Adil C on 'I Promise.' The result is magical and the two of them highly enjoyed working together. The melody was originally written about three years prior. After meeting Trinity and becoming friends (not to mention seeing her incredible talent), Adil invited her to collaborate on the song. The result is epic.
When the two artists had a moment, they spoke with Gemma Magazine about their their passion for music, their inspiration, and much more. So, lets get into it!
Hi Adil, Tell us a bit about yourself. Have you always considered yourself an artist?
I’m a 24-year-old Canadian Singer born in Montréal, Quebec, but raised in Toronto, ON. I love music. I believe that sound is powerful as a language. It speaks on many different levels. As a young kid, I grew up playing many instruments but I’ve always been called to be a vocalist so I went into singing at 14. However, I was not very good at it at all. After years of getting boo’d off stage and made fun of, I finally found my voice. When I was 18, my voice finally started shaping into something I resonated with. From Justin Bieber and Kellin Quinn, Vocal styles started becoming a style my voice would perform. I’ve always considered myself an artist since I was a young kid, regardless of the hate and pressure. I had to trust the process to experience it for myself.
Have you always known that you wanted to be a singer? You also write your songs, correct?
It started when I saw some Michael Jackson live performance videos. I knew entertainment was in my blood. Communication was just so important to me. I love talking to people; I love making people laugh. I love raising the energy in a room. I wanted to expand my music from instruments to vocals the second the idea came to my mind. I write all my songs. Songwriting is such a fun process for me. I even am involved with the production and behind the scenes of my songs, content, and projects.
What is your creative process, or at least parts of it?
Melodies. Meaning. Background/Instrumental. Recording. Producing. Mixing. Touch-ups. Mastering. That’s 99% the way it goes down in the studio.
Are you self-taught as a guitarist?
Yes! I did have a lot of mentoring from people around me in my life. When I was eight, I picked up a guitar and just went for it.
Did you formally train as a vocalist?
I never trained myself to be a vocalist in that sense. I strengthened my voice by watching videos on YouTube, trial & error, years of practice, online singing courses, and mentor advice. A multitude of techniques went into crafting the vocals I have today. But I did not accomplish it through just one coach throughout my whole career. I’m constantly shaping my voice. It’s like going to the gym—a vocal workout.
Are you constantly rehearsing?
Most of my rehearsals happen in the studio because I want to capture any vocal performance that could come out incredibly at any given moment.
Congratulations on your new single, “I Promise.”! Can you describe it a bit?
‘I Promise’ was a melody in my head years ago. Then it was written and recorded in the studio about three years ago, but I kept it as a demo and shelved it. I met Trinity Rose 2 years back in Malibu, and we clicked immediately. Our friendship was epic. On top of that, she’s very talented. I loved her voice when we were just freely singing. So, I had an idea. I sent her the demo of ‘I Promise’ and asked her to take a spin at it by singing some lines to it. She sent me some recorded vocals back, and I loved how it sounded. I heard the song from a different angle and re-opened it back in the studio. After a month’s worth of work, the song was redone, re-polished, remixed, and remastered. I love audio production. I also had the help of WirleyBird Studios and The Gudwin Community to finish it up.
Trinity Rose -
When did you start singing, and did someone inspire you?
I started singing very young, I don’t remember exactly when I first began, but I used to do “guitar nights” at my house with my Dad when I was five years old. I remember singing the Beatles, Nirvana, David Bowie, and tons of others! But I was inspired mainly by my grandpa, who was in Toronto, Canada, in the US. I would call him on the phone and sing whatever would come to my head, specifically this song called “I Believe,” where I still have different versions written in my childhood diary.
You are a trained classical music singer, correct?
I have been trained classically since 5th grade when I started doing theatre in school more often. I trained with an opera teacher for a year in 8th grade and performed at a few classical competitions.
How did it feel to receive the coveted Golden Ticket for American Idol?
I actually couldn’t believe it. When the judges told me I was going to Hollywood, I felt ten years old again watching the original show. I took that ticket from the wall and just kept looking at it, dumbfounded, super distracted while Ryan Seacrest was in the middle of interviewing me!
Do you feel that you blend some of your classical sounds with the beautiful and melodic indie-pop style you have?
First of all, thank you so much for that lovely compliment. I have a little “bird warble” sound that doesn’t go with all genres of music, but with the indie-pop style, it seems to work! And I think my voice will always have that little vibrato I don’t want to get rid of.
What was it like collaborating with Adil for “I Promise?”
I adore Adil. He sent over the song, and I immediately loved it. It was such a seamless process and even allowed me to record my vocals for a released track for the first time! Even though we were in different countries, we still found a way to collaborate well. He’s such a fantastic writer and producer, and it was just so easy to perform! I’m thrilled with the music video as well; it was just three friends (including our fantastic videographer, Ray Sicard) having a blast.
What is up next for Trinity Rose?
Who knows! I’m learning a lot at UCLA right now, and I’ve been working on a couple of demos, and perhaps some more music will be on its way :)
'I Promise' can be found on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.
You can follow both artists on their social media accounts.