Adptd’s (aka Josie Randle) new single “Scared” is beyond powerful. From the instrumentation to the lyrics to the overall delivery– I found myself just absolutely floored by the beauty and power that flows freely from this track. I wanted to know everything about Adptd and how she got to coming up with this brilliant single but, as usual, I got side tracked and asked her about everything except the single.

Everyone says that every crowd is their favorite but, what city has the best audience and why is it Minneapolis? 

Hahah! If I’m not going to pick my hometown, Long Beach, California. I’m going to have to say San Jose or Cupertino, in Northern California, have always been solid! 

If you could compare yourself to a bird, what bird would it be and why? 

So I’m actually coming back to this question after having no answer. I’ve decided to keep it simple. I’d be a raven. They’re super smart birds and capable of learning and feeling. 

What’s your go-to coffee order? 

I like a nice Christmas Chai from Dutch Bros with an added shot of espresso!

Are you okay with unconventional interview questions? (too late!) 

I do enjoy it, although I’ve currently skipped the bird question cause I have no clue on what Bird I’d compare myself to. hahah 

How would you describe your music to your grandma? 

Loud Rock music with some screaming here and there. 

Favorite lyrics of all time? (it can be a full song, a phrase, etc. just please let me know who it is and what song!) 

Do You Feel by The Rocket Summer 

What’s your favorite menu item at Taco Bell? 

The 7 layer burritos. But of course Taco Bell doesn’t like to carry anyone’s favorites anymore haha. 

If you were to rob a bank, what would be the song playing in the getaway car as you escape? 

Money- Pink Floyd. Hands down! 

What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to? 

Seeing BMTH. They put on such a solid show from performance with visuals. 

What were you voted in high school (i.e. class clown, most likely to have kids, etc.) Definitely the Class Clown.

Have you ever been able to finish a Rubik’s Cube? 

Nope, never. Maybe if I follow some kid on YT who can show me I’ll solve it haha.

What’s the worst concert you’ve ever been to and why? 

I try not to go to bad concerts hahah. 

What’s your favorite method of listening to music (i.e. vinyl, cassette, 8-track, etc.) 

I mean currently in 2021, Digitally via Spotify. I do enjoy throwing a CD on in the car if there is a CD player and I’m on a trip or something though. 

What’s one thing I should know before listening to “Scared”? 

It’s a song about racial injustice that not only have I experienced, but a view on how I see things as well. I feel it’s a song many POC will relate too as well as those that just care about the many issues we face and the social injustices as well.

Beyond knowing the way to my heart with the mention of the 7 layer burrito from Taco Bell and “Do You Feel” by the Rocket Summer (which is arguably one of his best songs), I fell even deeper in love with Adptd after doing this fun little interview. Although super powerful and full of messages that deserve to get out, Josie played along with my nonsense and I can not thank her enough for that.

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