2019 will be the year of Ryan Adams. If that’s by quality (TBC) or simply volume (confirmed) remains to be seen, but with three albums planned over the next twelve months, he’s definitely planning on swinging the bat plenty.
After last week’s announcement of a pro-active musical year to come, we’ve got a taste of new material in the form of ‘Doylestown Girl’ and ‘Manchester’, both of which are taken from the forthcoming ‘Big Colors’, set for release on 19th April.
‘Doylestown Girl’ – named after a town in Pennsylvania – was debuted on Philadelphia radio station WXPM, while ‘Manchester’ got the same treatment on Mancunian-based XS Manchester. See what he did there?
“Manchester, the city and music of this mystical place shaped my entire life,” Adams writes in a statement. “It is at the heart of all the things I love about music from the Smiths, Joy Division, Oasis, New Order, Simply Red and the Stone Roses. I wanted to make sure this song ‘Manchester’ played first and only in this city I love so much. I hope you enjoy this and cannot wait to be back soon.”
You can check out both new tracks below.