Following on from the release of his cover of The Beloved‘s ‘Sweet Harmony’ late last year, Born Stranger teams up with future pop artist ADAL for latest track ‘Like I Mean It’.

Together they forge a refreshing and mutual sonic depth that compliments each other’s strengths and pulls influence from a mutual love for Rüfüs Du Sol and brings attention to the pretence and toxicity of modern culture.

“The song is about being honest in a dishonest world. We are constantly encouraged to paint the ideal picture of our lives – to put everything through a filter and pretend we are having an amazing time nonstop – that’s not reality, it’s time to get real.”

“The song is about being honest in a dishonest world,” states Born Stranger, speaking of the motivation behind the track. “We are constantly encouraged to paint the ideal picture of our lives – to put everything through a filter and pretend we are having an amazing time nonstop – that’s not reality, it’s time to get real.”

Drawing inspiration from pop heavyweights such as Chic and Depeche Mode, through to The Weeknd and Maroon 5, Born Stranger – once a duo and now entirely in the hands of David Maddox-Jones – has a clear grasp on what makes a spectacular song.

‘Like I Mean It’ is out now via Radikal Records.

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