- Words Darcy Culverhouse
London’s unsung polymath returns after a two-year hiatus with ‘Like I was Here’, a track confronting matters of the heart and healing.
Infectious melodies intertwined with a thoughtful and mesmerising writing style are Adreyn Cash’s bread and butter. The polymath simply knows how to do it, and how to do it with style. After earning acclaim for his EP, ‘Illusions’ and recognition in the 2022 MOBO Unsung class, Cash is back and better than ever with his single, ‘Like I Was Here’ – an emotive odyssey delving into his unfiltered experiences.
The Jamaican-born, South London-raised singer-songwriter and producer has been making notable waves in the British music industry for some time. Showcasing his undeniable music prowess, Cash has established himself as a prominent UK rising star, working with the likes of 169 and Linden Jay of FARR.
‘Like I Was Here’ manifests as an all-encompassing emotive and poignant journey as Cash eloquently breezes through intimate vignettes of what it means to feel invisible. It feels poetic and raw as the whiz kid lays down emotive lyricism which naturally veers towards a flood of consciousness and a jigsaw of challenging musings. The sinuous inspired rhythms of R&B are perfectly supported by gentle drum patterns; all anticipating the euphonious chorus.
Cash sings, “So why won’t you love me. Love me like I was here.” Lyrics that resemble inner dialogues that many of us can resonate with. His open confrontation with his personal experience and profound contemplation is a testament to his artistic evolution. The end result? A relatable track that connects deeply with the soul.
Speaking about the meaning behind the new track, Adreyn shares: “For me, It’s a cry to my friends and my family to be active in their love, more importantly It’s a cry to an industry that I feel overlooked in. I believe that everyone has had a moment where they feel unappreciated and unseen and this song gives a voice to those emotions.”