Ryan Adams is apparently hard at work on a follow-up to last year’s fantastic Prisoner. Over the last few weeks, the ever-compelling singer-songwriter has been letting fans peek into his Pax-Am Studios with a number of posts on social media. It seems he’s just about finished with a new album, as his latest tweet says he has “11 songs tracked and vocals done.” He also shared a few audio snippets.
At the beginning of March, Adams tweeted that he and his band had “2 songs done. 9 to go.” It now looks like he’s hit the 100% mark, with all 11 tracks completed. According to a February 28th Instagram post, the sessions have featured guitarist Todd Wisenbaker (who played on 1989), drummer Aaron Ficca, and longtime bassist/engineer Charlie Stavish. At the time, keyboardist T’Ben “Mahoney” Alleman hadn’t yet laid down his parts.
Check out all of Adams’ social posts and song snippets below, in chronological order from most to least recent. For a more complete sound, revisit Adams’ latest song, the Valentine’s Day single “Baby I Love You”.
Epic coda vibes. New tunes coming into focus. #PaxAm2018 this is just the track playing off the tape machine and not even a mix! Charlie is getting crazy good sounds- Todd is blazing some wild guitar, Aaron is slaying on drums- I can't wait for Mahoney's parts. SO STOKED FOR THIS YEAR!!!! XO @totally_tod & @charliestavish @aaronficca @gabrielwest901