Ryan Adams: Gimme Something Good
Ryan Adams is one of those artists who has been with me throughout my various travels and moves. It's as if he has been with me, as a companion, in every transitional state (and country for that matter). His back catalogue of songs are incredibly diverse, ranging everywhere from down-home bluegrass, Country and Americana, to folk and classic rock just to skim the surface. Ryan's music has a form of solace throughout the several places I've grown to call 'home' - California, Australia, London and most recently, New York.
Adams has been back in the studio, working on a new masterpiece; one which reveals itself with the first track off the album, "Gimme Something Good." The VHS quality video features the real Elvira ghoulishly and seductively wafting around the screen while Adams solemnly sings. The mixture of bleakness and satire perfectly captures his demeanor - using humor to display his at-times, dark and mysterious state.
Watch the video below and live Fallon version here.
Ryan Adams will be released on September 9th via his own label, Pax-Am. If you're lucky enough he will be coming to a city near you on his extensive 2014 tour.
Regardless of where I have planted roots, Ryan's songs have always found a way to resonate with me, and through his song, always lets me know he's right by my side; this is most likely due to the fact that he is a fellow vagabond soul, with poignant, emotional and heartfelt stories to tell, and songs to craft. We're glad he stayed true to his word with this song, and sure gave something good.