The daughter of two musicians, Adriana Allgood was destined to fall in love with music. Growing up in the heart of New Jersey—the same state that birthed legendary singers like Whitney Houston and Frank Sinatra—could only have enriched that love into a passion. Allgood, aka ADRIANA, followed that passion in high school and Virginia State University, where she studied mass communications and music.
At Virginia State she thrived, becoming a premier vocalist in the school’s concert choir and its music department. After graduation, Allgood focused her attention on her vocal career and became an in-demand background vocalist for numerous artists, such as gospel superstar Dorinda Clark-Cole and R&B singer-songwriter Elisabeth Withers-Mendes.
ADRIANA is a songbird. Her sultry alto voice is reminiscent of Faith Evans, Jazmine Sullivan, and Monica. It seduces the full attention of those seeking new and fresh ideas from a vocalist committed to the art of music.
Her debut single, “Call Me Anymore,” is a refreshing take on the aftermath of a romantic relationship. Over a new jack swing like beat, ADRIANA longingly questions the cat-and-mouse games that her and her former lover play. She attempts to get away from her thoughts of him, but cannot manage to shake her desire to hear his voice.
Throughout the song, ADRIANA makes use of many vocal textures and her vocal soars, rising to a climax at the final chorus. Here her years of vocal training shine, as she effortlessly executes complex riffs and runs while maintaining a consistent vocal timbre. She ends the track with an unattributed missed call, leaving the listener to wonder whether it was her or her former lover who made the call to continue their game.
“Call Me Anymore” is a solid debut for an upcoming artist. Listen below!