I’m pretty picky when it comes to music but I’m also loyal so when I find an artist who fits into my wheel house I tend to stick with them through the good times and the bad. Back in 2001 I came across a music show late one night called “Crossroads” featuring a fairly unknown singer songwriter by the name of Ryan Adams dueting with the legendary Elton John (and holding his own pretty well) and I immediately knew this was gonna be a beautiful relationship. He makes awesome music and I enjoy it, It’s as simple as that.
That’s not to say that he hasn’t tried my patience at times. His foray into space metal on last years Orion was certainly not my favorite album of 2010 but I knew if I just stuck around a little longer he’d be back to his old ways and it looks like Adams has done just that. His first song off of the October 11 2011 release Ashes & Fire called Lucky Now begins with a melodic blend of heartfelt lyrics and acoustic guitar that falls somewhere between Easy Tiger and Cardinology and evolves from there. A twisting turning story that unfolds in his voice and guitar, Lucky Now is a solid return to form for Ryan Adams for what looks to be a continued mutually beneficial relationship. Enjoy the first song and pre-order the album here.
Lucky Now by ryanadams