Adrienne’s retired, but still relevant, artist statement. (2018)

Music is a journey for me.  It is an ongoing process of evolution and self-discovery, in the least cliche new-ager sense you could imagine.  Music is like a powerful ocean: once you get in past a certain point you either find the balance of surrender-surf-swim OR you try to fight the inevitable and get totally…

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a sad update with a positive reframe & some pretty pictures

Hey family, As I wrote in my last email, I was planning to perform tonight with Artemisia, the band of one of my students, for their EP release show in Oakland. The bummer news is that one of their members has tested positive for Covid and we had to reschedule. The happy news is that…

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Our Web of Connection + A New Song

Breathe You In © 2014, Adrienne Shamszad

We are the web of connection Recently, I’ve been thinking of being alive as synonymous with being connected. U.S. society, which I am woven into, places such overwhelming emphasis on our independence, on our individuality, on our abilities and achievements as isolated performers. Even though these ideals have pervaded our consciousness for so long, even…

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New Single Just Dropped

I Am Beautiful ©2010 Adrienne Shamszad

Salaam and hello my people, I come to you today with some good news and a short, but deep, story. As you may know, it has been a while since I’ve released new music. What you may not realize is that I have dozens of songs I have recorded over the last decade plus but,…

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A Song From My Vault

when i'm tired | adrienne shamszad

Hello beloveds, My latest “Song From The Vault” is out today on all the streaming platforms. It will be my last release of these songs for a while and here’s why: this project was designed purely for me to get out of the past and into the present, and it worked. I spent many years…

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