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“Big Colors” was all done two years ago. When Ryan Adams announced his new album with the song of the day named “Fuck The Rain” and the circulating messages that two more records were also already recorded. Then with accusations of sexual misconduct towards the female sex by, among others, Phoebe Bridgers and his ex-wife Mandy Moore prevented the release of the albums. After a letter of apology and councilling the first part of the planned album trilogy was first published in digital at the end of 2020, and in March of this year also haptically with the release of “Wednesdays”.

Emerging from the depths of the 2019 #MeToo scandal, Ryan Adams is back and ready to rock. While his most recent record, “Wednesdays,” was a lesson in acoustic soul-baring, “Big Colors” goes in a completely different direction with it’s 80s rock vibes.

it is his 18th studio album and is a striking change of direction from the last, an upbeat record rich in drums and synth encapsulating the 1980’s vibe spectacularly and produced with Don Was and Beatriz Artola. The now 46-year-old American has never disappointed. Adams has released seventeen albums since 2000, a bad one wasn’t included, but some great ones like “Heartbreaker”, “Gold”, “Love Is Hell” and “Cold Roses”. His 18th album “Big Colors” has mostly the better songs than the original predecessor “Prisoner”, released in 2017 and tested by us. The relaxed, mentioned at the beginning “Fuck The Rain” is certainly one of them, but is surpassed by the subsequent “Manchester”, which once again shows what swarming rock music Ryan Adams is capable of. Even more smouldering is the stringed “It’s So Quiet, It’s Loud”, a not even insanely spectacular song, but with its catchiness and its dreamy euphoria suitable as a potential single.

There are many standout tracks on this album. “It’s so Quiet, it’s Loud” echoes back to Easy Tiger/ Cardinology era with its jangly guitars and soaring vocals at the end of the song. With “What am I?”, Adams is showing us that he still knows how to croon with his beautiful acoustic accompaniment and stop me in my tracks. “I Surrender” and “Middle of the Line” are classic Adams rockers and the ones I keep replaying. But we have to talk about “Power.” From its first 80s electric guitar line and Adams’ raspy voice, It’s not a new vibe, but Adams does it well. The 80s are a good look for him and he described the whole record as “the soundtrack to a movie from 1984 that only exists in my soul.” While he had dipped his toes in the water for his reimagined version of Taylor Swift’s “1989” record, now Adams has jumped all the way in.

With the title track as an opener as well as “What Am I” and “In It For The Pleasure”, Adams proves his art in restrained and subtle song writing, while the “I Surrender”, equipped with clanking and radiant guitar riffs, pushes into anthemic Springsteen areas. And if you want to hear a noble and elegant pop-rock song again, you can enjoy “Showtime” to the fullest. Musically, Ryan Adams does everything right again. “Big Colors” belongs in the front third of his best albums.

“I’m just dreaming in big colors now, loading my brushes with this love I found, so where do we go from here?” Well Ryan, we go on whatever journey you take us on next. It’s been bumpy, but I’m hanging on for the ride.

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Social Media has been flooded with fans desperate to hear the long time coming Big Colors, the second album in the trilogy from Grammy nominated artist Ryan Adams.

“Big Colors” is the soundtrack to a movie from 1984 that exists only in my soul. It’s a cliché inside a watercolour painting of neon blue smoke rising up off summer streets in the night. It’s the most New York California album I could cut loose from my musical soul, and for me as both a guitar player and songwriter, this is the zenith point dream time. While I won’t be able to match this album for it’s depth and broad colour forms in the future, this is the sound of my soul and a door to a place I’ll be returning to again. The treasures in our past are the shamanic visions of the future when the destination is dream zone 3000. This is that. I’m only dreaming in Big Colors now.”

Big Colors will be released digitally on Friday 11th June, 2021 and “Do Not Disturb”, the lead track from this upcoming album is available for streaming today. Fans can pre-order the CD and extended red-coloured LP, which includes a 7” with two bonus tracks.

Ryan Adams said; “Big Colors was created as a 1980s soundtrack to a movie that never existed. Wednesdays was a study of decline and morality; Big Colors is meant to feel like a daydream. New York, where this album was written, always propels me into new, unexpected creative spaces and this album happened to me, more than I can say I happened to it”.

Ryan Adams’ profound contributions to music have taken many different forms. From his song writing, to his producing, to fronting the rock/alternative country band Whiskeytown, and forming, Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, his ability to connect with audiences across a variety of different mediums is undeniable. Adams’ musical creativity was recognized early on and led to his NME Best Solo Artist win in both 2003 and 2004. In addition to his self-titled, double Grammy-nominated 2014 album, Adams covered Taylor Swift’s 1989 in its entirety with his own interpretation fo the blockbuster album. Adams’ artistry is not limited to his song writing capabilities. In 2009, he published Infinity Blues, a book of free verse poetry, and Hello Sunshine, a collection of poems and short stories. Adams’ passion for writing continues, and he is currently working on his first novel.

Track List:
1. Big Colors
2. Do Not Disturb
3. It’s So Quiet, It’s Loud
4. Fuck The Rain
5. Manchester
6. What Am I
7. Power
8. I Surrender
9. Showtime
10. In It For The Pleasure
11. Middle Of The Line
12. Summer Rain

Praised as one of rock’s most talented songwriters, Adams is a seven-time Grammy nominated artist, a producer for greats such as Willie Nelson, Jesse Malin, and Jenny Lewis, and a lauded collaborator with the likes of Weezer, Fall Out Boy, America, and more.

Ryan Adams – Do Not Disturb Pax Americana Recording Company

Ryan Adams Spring Tour 2019

Ryan Adams has announced ambitious plans to release three albums this year. He disseminated the info about two of the albums, called “Big Colors” and “Wednesday”, via some political journalists’ Twitter feeds.

The first of those albums to be released is “Big Colors” — it’s due out in April via Pax-Am/Blue Note/Capitol Records — and he debuted the first song from it on the Philadelphia radio station WXPN. Its choice of premiere locale seems intentional: The song is called “Doylestown Girl,” named after a nearby Pennsylvania town in Bucks County.

Adams announced that he plans on releasing three new albums at some point in 2019, which he’d previously done back in 2005. One of those albums is expected to be titled, Big Colors, and will presumably include a pair of new singles titled “Anybody Evil”, and “Fuck The Rain”. According to some of the posts shared to Adams’ Twitter account earlier this week and again on Thursday, both Mayer and Weir will be making a musical appearance on at least one of those projects.

In a press release, Ryan Adams announced his new track “Fuck The Rain” with the words “Check out this song it’s cool.” Or don’t- we all might the trump is president. I love you, sincerely Ryan Adams.

In a series of tweets posted by Adams, the rock musician informed fans that Mayer provided the solo on “Fuck The Rain”, which is scheduled to arrive on all platforms this coming Wednesday, January 23rd. The confirmation on Thursday comes a day after Adams shared a trio of photographs of himself, Mayer, and Blue Note Records President/Wolf Bros bassist Don Was working together in the studio. Was also accompanied Adams on stage during his brief performance at the Chris Cornell Tribute Concert in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Adams made sure to tag Blue Note Records, along with Capitol Records, in the social posts, leading fans to assume the upcoming projects will arrive through the historic record label.

Earlier Ryan had shared a photo alongside Weir, stating the two were working on a “secret thing” at Adams’ Pax-Am Studios.