Ady Suleiman doesn’t disguise his emotions. He doesn’t hide behind abstract lyrics or leave it to strings to suggest how he’s feeling. His frank, unfiltered, soul-baring songs offer more than an insight in to his life – they’re a front row seat to real situations relayed in real time, to conversations typically held behind closed doors, to self-confessions related out loud.
Memories, Ady’s extraordinary debut album, is at once intimate and universal. Whether backed by a band with brass and strings or stripped back solo, its dozen, story-telling songs draw you in with details that feel both familiar and intrusive. Whether singing about sex or self-doubt, describing relationships going wrong or right, examining his own anxiety issues or pondering his place in the world, the 25 year old can’t lie, to himself or to his listeners.