Ryan Adams’ latest EP, No Shadow, is out today via his Pax-Am Records imprint. Spotify users can stream the three-track release below.
No Shadow is the singer’s latest installment in his ongoing Pax-Am Singles Series, which yielded three EPs last year: 1984, Jacksonville, and Vampires. All three tracks on No Shadow feature actor Johnny Depp on guitar.
Here, Adams describes working alongside Depp in the studio:
Johnny came rumbling into [Adams’ PaxAm Studios] one night with this riff and an idea of what it was about- a few hour later and one take on a 2-inch 24-track tape machine later we had No Shadow … typed up on my manual typewriter and born and delivered from a simple riff we found on his iPhone. Johnny is a real songwriter and one of the deepest guitar players out there. That’s us singing and playing and playing all the parts ourselves with just our pal Marshal Vore on drums.
The B-side is from the first night we met where all we did was play and didn’t say a word. This was the third thing we ever played together and there was no discussion. True rock and roll moments, as they should be, unfussy and delivered with all the heart and soul we had that night.
The third and final track, meanwhile, is “a little song I wrote about being stoned in the 7-11 parking lot across from Pax which is groundhog day for me and most that fly with us.” Appropriately, the 7-inch’s artwork contains 7-11 themed imagery, and is just about the best thing ever.
No Shadow Tracklist:
01. No Shadow
02. It’s In My Head
03. Stoned Alone