Published Dec 06, 2016This summer, Ryan Adams had promised a new '80s-inspired album to arrive in November. And while the release never actually materialized then, the beloved alt-country singer-songwriter has now locked down a new release date for the album, titled Prisoner.
Due out February 17, the LP will arrive via Pax Am/Blue Note/Capitol. Prisoner will mark Adams's 16th studio album and the first new record of all-original material since 2014's self-titled effort. Its first single, "Do You Still Love Me?", is expected to arrive tomorrow (December 7).
UPDATE (12/07, 12:15 a.m. EST): You can now hear "Do You Still Love Me?" at the bottom of the page.
While recently discussing the album with regular Exclaim! contributor Cam Lindsay for the Japan Times, Adams had this to say about Prisoner:
I started writing this record while I was going through a very public divorce, which is a humiliating and just a fucking horrible thing to go through no matter who you are. To be me and to go through that the way that I did was destructive on a level that I can't explain. So a lot of extra work went into keeping my chin up and remembering what I did and what I loved about who I was.
Adams has also been teasing the album recently via his social media, tweeting the following in the lead-up to some Australian shows:
STOKED for tonight's show in Sydney!— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) December 6, 2016
Bring your helmets pic.twitter.com/b0XCixWHEg
And while "Do You Still Love Me?" isn't officially out yet, you can watch some recently captured fan footage of Adams playing the song live in Sydney [via Stereogum]:
Playing all the new songs tonight on Prisoner and gonna melt it down with this sick band on old ones too.— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) December 5, 2016
Bring a helmet : ) https://t.co/beVgdKJIhi
While we wait for that new single to arrive, you can check out the album cover above and the tracklist below.
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