Los Angeles Native Adam Exler Pays Tribute to a Fallen Loved One Through His Most Recent Project
Adam Exler is a singer/songwriter who was born and raised in Los Angeles. He has the musical prowess to create songs that have the “stuck in your head” effect. Exler’s sound is full of catchy melodies, powerful hooks, passion, and positive messages. A current project of his is being produced by Grammy winner and multi-platinum mixer Bob Horn. Language of Love is the name of the first single from his new 11 song project. It is a sultry and sexy track with a touch of Spanish rock flair, mixed in with contemporary stylings. Not to mention, the track is supplemented by an exciting and rhythmic rap bridge by J Holla. His project honors his late stepfather who passed away after a nearly 5-year long battle with pancreatic cancer. Chilled sat down with Adam to uncover his preferences with respect to dining, cooking, and drinking!
Tell us a bit about the projects you are working on.
I am extremely excited about the current project I am working on! I have been working with Bob Horn on my current 11 song venture. He is an amazing musician, producer, and mixer. He has worked with Michael Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, Jonas Brothers, and Usher to name a few! Our plan is to release a new single every couple of months. The first single, “Language of Love,” dropped a few weeks ago as did its official music video. I am really proud of the video! We filmed it in 2 days. One day in over 107-degree weather in the desert near the “Kill Bill Church,” and another day inside an LA landmark, El Cid. The video has already amassed over 4 million views on IGTV!
With your busy schedule, what do you like to do with your downtime?
Teach and play tennis! I grew up in a tennis-playing family. I also enjoy hiking the various gorgeous trails LA has to offer, while sometimes opting for the more relaxing and Zen-filled beach walks at sunset.
When you go out to eat, where do you like to dine?
Having been born and raised in Los Angeles, I have always had a multitude of delectable culinary delights at my fingertips! Depending on my mood, I could take my appetite down to a happy hour, enjoy a leisurely jaunt to a myriad of cuisines, all within a few blocks of each other. Some of my favorites include old school LA classics such as Musso and Frank, Canter’s, Yamashiro, Pink’s Hot Dogs, Carney’s, and the Pacific Dining Car! Hmmm… I just got hungry suddenly!
What types of dishes do you usually order?
What DON’T I order! My taste buds have excitedly navigated through the culinary gamut in my lifetime! Here is but a glimpse of some of my favorites: sushi, tempura, teriyaki, fajitas, Beef Wellington, tableside prepared Caesar Salad, chicken marsala, Asian marinated skirt steak, cedar plank salmon, and extra crispy steak fries. Now, I REALLY am hungry!
Do you cook?
Good question! Yes, I do! My mom cooked for us growing up. She served up various styles of cuisines. My parents introduced my younger brother and me to a plethora of foods at an early age. So, even to this day, I am grateful for that! I remember when I was about 16, I made a full 5-course French-inspired meal from scratch for my family and a visiting uncle.
What types of drinks do you order when out?
I live vicariously through others when they order drinks. My Grandfather’s cognac (which I’ve heard puts hair on your chest after a couple sips), My Dad’s go-to, Gin and Tonic served tall, and one of my friends orders a Cosmopolitan!
What would your ideal bar be like?
Growing up, every family get together I attended always had a stocked and fancy looking bar. No matter where the gathering was held. Personally, I would want a mirrored backdrop and marble countertops!
What is your favorite drink/cocktail?
I have had many virgin drinks before and still do. I really enjoy a virgin Piña Colada most. Maybe because I drank so many during all those trips to Hawaii visiting family!
Have you ever been a bartender?
No, I have had friends who have been and are, but not yours truly.