“Adrien is like a bird from another planet that can see directly into your heart.”
“Once in a great, great while, a song comes along that says exactly what it needs to by every facet—in lyrics, melody, delivery and its very arrangement. “All to Myself” is one such song. Reju captures obsession, longing, insecurity and brashness in all these aspects, and the end result is perfection.”
“Though a departure from what longtime listeners would expect, "Lucky Ones" shows evolution and growth.... and shows a fantastically gifted artist growing her style with a big, full voice that truly separates [her] from a very crowded field of singer-songwriters. ”
“[Philadelphia] locals may recognize Adrien Reju’s lilting voice and classic Renoir good looks from her work with bluegrass outfit the Lowlands and rootsy trio Angel Band. Now, on solo debut A Million Hearts, Reju waxes in a new style, burnishing her timeless sensibility into laid-back sparkly pop that registers on the familiarity meter somewhere between Feist and Petula Clark.”
"The compelling mix places Reju firmly alongside today's most celebrated female pop songwriters."
“Adrien Reju is not just another self-taught aspiring singer-songwriter toting her mom’s old guitar. This pixie-cut, homemade scarf sporting songbird...will make you take notice with her unrestricted vocal capabilities and jaunty musical accompaniment, including rootsy guitar flourishes, muted trumpet, and swinging piano chords.”
“Adrien Reju is a tiny muse that seems borrowed from another era, churning out songs that are half 70s AM radio gold and half Tin Pan Alley. Her melodies bear a cloying instant familiarity in the tradition of Carole King or Carly Simon, but in practice they’re more kin to the poppier efforts of the Dixie Chicks or indie-darling Feist. Occasional hints of whimsy like tickled barrel-house piano or muted horn solos help to define her produced tracks, but even stripped bare her songs retain their heft thanks to her distinctive vocals – somehow both powerful and girlish at the same time.”
"...after listening to her music... I would not hesitate for a second to hear this talented and free-spirited songwriter lose herself on stage.... Her folk and blues sensibility, beautifully pure voice, and meaningful, down-to-earth lyrics are easy to fall in love with."
“Adrien was one of the most impressive artists that made the top 12 finalists of the New York Songwriter's Circle contest. She was a joy to behold..., with a strong, sweet voice and a smile to match - how she managed to elude top honors is a complete mystery to me.”
"What voice. One that makes you stop in your tracks, the “makes you forget everyone else” type of voice. After hearing her by chance opening for Woodstock legend Happy Traum, I sought out her CD [A Million Hearts], which is just brilliant. Now living in Woodstock Reju is quietly playing gigs, and making jaws drop every time."
"...very original and artistic...contemporary folk with beautiful and different chord progressions. Wow!"