Ryan Adams is streaming his new, self-titled album online ahead of its official release.
Adams will release his new album on September 8. The LP was produced by Adams at his Pax-Am Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles. It follows 2011’s ‘Ashes & Fire’ and will feature recent single ‘Gimme Something Good’. The album can be streamed in full via NPR.
Speaking to NME about the sound of the album, Adams said he didn’t care if people liked his new direction. “I’m too old to care who likes my records,” he said. “It’s all bullshit anyway. People make judgements about records but the music is eternal. I like ‘Be Here Now’. I don’t even care if Noel Gallagher doesn’t like it, because you know what? I will take two bong hits and that record will blow my mind.”
Adams also revealed he spent “$100,000 or more” on making a version of the record with collaborator Glyn Johns before scrapping it. “It was slow, adult shit. I’m just over that,” he explained.
Later this month (September), the singer-songwriter will play three UK gigs, starting at London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on September 19, before shows in Manchester and Glasgow.
Ryan Adams plays:
London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (September 19)
Manchester Albert Hall (24)
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (25)