It’s funny when people tell Adem Dalipi that because he’s only 16 he doesn’t know what love is. At that young age, the Belvidere-raised teen has a surprising grasp on the emotional intricacies in human interaction.
“I’ve been through relationships,” Dalipi said. “I’ve been through breakups. Some of them I still talk to, and some of them ended badly.” But all those past experiences have fueled the songwriting of the youthful artist.
“I’m bad at keeping my emotions in,” he said. “I tend to write them down as a way of expressing them, processing them.”
Two years ago, he sat down to pen the lyrics to what eventually became “Didn’t Wanna Love You,” the poppy summer groove out today.