Ryan Adams Drops Song From First New Album In Three Years
Musician Ryan Adams released the first single off his next album Prisoners, which is set to land Feb. 17, 2017.
The song, “Do You Still Love Me?” is a soft-core rock ballad that is true to the feeling of the upcoming album. Adam’s recent divorce from actress Mandy Moore provides the album with the brunt of its emotions and themes. “For me, the big shadow illuminating things for fans will be that this record is directly related to my divorce,” explained Adams. “I think that’s what fans will read into it and to the things that happened and what was going on inside me. How I endured it and where I was in my emotions at that time – and they wouldn’t be wrong.”
Prisoners will be Adam’s first album of new original content in about three years. His last was the self-titled Ryan Adams from 2014, plus a record of Taylor Swift covers that the artist put out in 2015.
“I believe in art, and it sounds so stupid – but I think it’s more stupid to pretend that things aren’t happening to you and write some bland f—ing useless bulls–t. I don’t wanna be that,” Adams said, getting real. “I don’t wanna write music for people on f—ing boats y’know, that’s not who I am.”