Pinball, comic book, black metal and hardcore enthusiast and multiple-Grammy-nominee-and-zero-winner Ryan Adams today confirmed details of his first album of all new original material since 2014’s Ryan Adams. Titled ‘Prisoner’, the new album will be released on February 17 and features the single “Do You Still Love Me?” which is available today for purchase and as an instant grat with all album pre-orders.
“I was reflecting on the different states of desire and what it means to be a prisoner of your own desire,” Adams speaks of record’s title, “I felt like I had been robbed of… the most valuable thing in a person’s life…Time.”
The twelve tracks that make up Prisoner came to Adams over a prolific period stretching back as far as the week his 2014 self-titled album entered the U.S. album chart at a career high of #4. During that run, Adams toured the world, recorded and released both his Live at Carnegie Hall collection and full-album cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989, and saw the aforementioned Ryan Adams garner two Grammy nominations – Best Rock Song for “Gimme Something Good” and Best Rock Album – while “Gimme Something Good” became the first vinyl single to go #1 at the Amazon.com music store.
And somehow during this two-year-plus whirlwind, Adams contends 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.”
RYAN ADAMS – ‘PRISONER’ TRACKLISTING
1. Do You Still Love Me?
4. Haunted House
5. Shiver and Shake
6. To Be Without You
7. Anything I Say To You Now
9. Outbound Train
10. Broken Anyway
12. We Disappear