Following the release of ‘Do You Still Love Me?‘, brand new music Adams shared in early December last year surrounding his exclusive one-off performance at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre – where he laid down a handful of additional new tracks and closed his set with an improv song about toast – the American singer/songwriter, producer and legend revealed another track just before Christmas.
‘To Be Without You’ is a pretty dark folk-rock song, disguised into and up-beat acoustic arrangement with light percussion. Both songs are lifted from Adams’ forthcoming record titled Prisoner, to be released February 17, marking his first album of all new original material since 2014’s Ryan Adams.
“I was reflecting on the different states of desire and what it means to be a prisoner of your own desire,” Adams explains of the record’s title. “I felt like I had been robbed of… the most valuable thing in a person’s life…Time.”
The 12-track record will be a sonic memoir of a two-year vortex, which included world tours, covering and releasing an entire Taylor Swift album, Grammy-nominations (not wins) and splitting with wife Mandy Moore. Understandably, Prisoner virtually wrote itself.
“Whatever was going on in me was strong enough that I only had to sit down and this stuff just made itself known.”
Very serious vibes for Adams to unleash Prisoner. You can pre-order it here.