We love to see artists use their platforms to not only give us great music but to also empower others. The dynamic, multi-talented Adi Oasis – the artist formerly known as Adeline – falls into that category. The French-Caribbean, Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, musician and producer has teamed up with fellow female force, singer and poet Jamila Woods, to deliver a musical “big up” to women of color with a new single entitled “Red To Violet.”
Calling the song a "dream collaboration," “Red To Violet” takes us back to a classic time in soul and R&B, the '70s and '80s, with its sound. Adi’s pulsating bass line, keys, guitar and live drums serve as the sound bed for their distinctive vocals, which blend very well together.
The song was co-written by both artists with Morgan Wiley, and the lyrics deliver the message that it's time for women of color to take their rightful place in society. The use of the French term “À mon tour,” which translates into “it’s our turn,” is used throughout and helps to drive the point home. "À mon tour / Like red to violet / Move / I’ll take the pilot seat / You ain’t never given me nothing / Move / I’m just trynna say something," Adi sings on the chorus, demanding what's hers.
The visual, directed by Simone Holland, focuses on Adi and Jamila performing separately and together on a set awash in bright, bold colors. Both women are dressed in eye-popping outfits, such as Adi's black leather and silver chain ensemble with a thin belt that barely covers her breasts while she plays her bass and Jamila's dazzling gold metal halter necklace and purple crocheted dress that she rocks during her verse.
In one particularly dope shot, Holland shows both singers positioned on top of each other like a mirror image, laying cheek to cheek on the floor. Oasis and Woods look stunning throughout the visual, which also includes Black and Latina women of all ages, shapes and sizes joining them on the set to illustrate the song's message.
Adi Oasis and Jamila Woods make for a winning combination on "Red To Violet," and we hope that this is the first of more collaborations to come. We can see the song becoming an anthem for women of color as they assume their power and take up more space. Allow these talented artists to live in your head rent-free with "Red To Violet" when you press play below.