Photo by Heather Kaplan
Spoiler: We’ve heard the new Ryan Adams album.
In fact, Prisoner hasn’t left our rotation in over a month, and this writer would go so far as to say it’s one of the top three best albums he’s ever written. It’s emotional, it’s soulful, it’s catchy, it’s engaging, it’s exactly what you want from a heartbroken singer-songwriter.
“Doomsday”, which follows recent cuts “Do You Still Love Me?” and “To Be Without You”, is a major highlight off the record, sounding like something taken from Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A. or Petty’s Hard Promises. Adams’ uses of repetition here is just … beautiful.
Listen to the song below and get ready for something good on February 17th via Pax Am/Blue Note/Capitol.
Adams has also announced his first US tour dates behind Prisoner. Update: Adams has added an intimate show at New York’s Rough Trade for the day after the album’s release. Tickets for that gig go on sale February 10th here and come with a copy of the Prisoner CD.
Ryan Adams 2017 Tour Dates:
02/18 – New York, NY @ Rough Trade
03/05 – Richmond, VA @ The National
03/06 – Richmond, VA @ The National
03/08 – Columbia, SC @ Township Auditorium
03/09 – North Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center
03/10 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Parker Playhouse
03/12 – Tampa, FL @ Gasparilla Music Festival
03/14 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum Theater
07/06 – Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive Festival
07/07 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
You might also want to keep tabs on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast as it appears Mr. Adams stopped by the garage this week:
01. Do You Still Love Me?
04. Haunted House
05. Shiver And Shake
06. To Be Without You
07. Anything I Say To You Now
09. Outbound Train
10. Broken Anyway
12. We Disappear