Growing up in Spartanburg, South Carolina and raised in a strict, Seventh Day Adventist atmosphere, Adia knows about feeling less than whole. But following her inner voice, and creating a new life for herself in New York, Atlanta, and now Nashville (with stints in Paris and Germany) honed a self-assured voice that resists the outside gaze. She explains, “I wrote this album as a memorial to my 20s. Those are tender years for a lot of women. It hurts.” Like the writing of Eudora Welty and Tennessee Williams.