New Music Friday: Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams Prisoner

Let’s call this new album from Ryan Adams the Post-Valentine’s Day record.

What can you say about Ryan Adams? He is pretty consistent with his album output. Prisoner is his 16th in 18 years as a solo artist.  Prisoner is his breakup album.  His 6 year marriage to Mandy Moore officially ended last year so one can guess he has a lot to get off his chest.

As he says in the bio to this album.

“What’s more heartbreaking than any single event in life is the realization that every human being is trapped in a quest for love, trying to navigate a maze of desire. That’s what this record is about. Nobody falls in love to fail.”

A perfect example of him questioning himself is his relationship is in the first single “Do You Still Love Me”

What can I say?
I didn’t want it to change
Is my heart blind
And our love so strange?

Musically if you love late 70s/early 80s Tom Petty, you’re going to love this album.

I love this album and I promise never to break up with it!

 

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