Adam French has just released his eagerly awaited debut album ‘The Back Foot And The Rapture’. It’s been a long time in the making but the result is a truly brilliant album.

We caught up with Adam to discuss the album, his music career so far and more.

Congratulations on your debut album release, you must feel absolutely ecstatic?

Thank you! It does feel like a bit of a mile stone, excited to have it out in the world doing its thing… Hopefully people are into it.

We love the singles that were released prior to the album – how did you go about choosing which ones would come out first?

I always wanted to start with ‘Weightless’, that felt like a nice introduction to this chapter of me as an artist. I guess beyond that, just whatever feels right, whichever songs I’m most excited about and which tracks other people warm to.

The songs on the album span about 4 years of your writing, do you find yourself favouring the more recent tracks or are the older ones more sentimental to you?

Yes and no. You always want to play new material and have that represent you, but old to you (being the person who wrote it) is still new to 99.9% of the world so I try not to get caught up in thinking like that.

What was it like hearing all of these songs being brought to life in the studio and what was it like working with producer Rich Cooper?

It was a lot of fun, and a process that I’m in love with. I adore recording, so it was extremely enjoyable. Rich and I are good friends, and have a similar taste in music, so putting this together was a breeze to be honest. He’s a good egg.

You grew up in the North of England playing on the local music scene, do you ever just take a step back and think about far you have  come already?

Yeah, I do. I think it’s easy to lose perspective on all of that when you’re constantly wanting to move forwards, taking stock every now and again is healthy and good for the soul.

You’re now based in London, what do you love most about the city?

Paying £7 for a pint, that and rent prices… I am of course taking the piss. The music scene in London is one of the best in the world, any creative mind heads for the city, I’ve met a ton of great friends since moving down here, so that has to be my answer.

You’re about to set out on tour, are you playing in any new places for the first time? If not, where would you most like to play in the future?

We’ve never had a headline show in Nottingham before but the last time I played there was Dot to Dot festival and it was great, hoping for more of the same… I also have my first headline shows in Europe, The Netherlands and Germany have been great to us so far, looking forward to heading back. I’d love to play in Japan, pretty obsessed with that idea. Fingers crossed.

Thanks for having me! x

We’d like to say a huge thanks to Adam French for taking the time to do this Q&A, we highly appreciate it.

Check out his tour dates and listen to the album on Spotify below or via your chosen service here (including the option to purchase the album on vinyl). Be sure to follow Adam French online here.

26.3 – MANCHESTER – Band on The Wall

28.3 – BRIGHTON – Green Door Store

29.3 – NOTTINGHAM – Beta (Rock City)

1.4 – LONDON – OSLO

3.4 – GLASGOW – The Garage (Attic Bar)

5.4 – DUBLIN – The Sound House