Ryan Adams has delivered the third song off his forthcoming 15th studio album Prisoner, the ominously titled “Doomsday.”
The song, along with previous singles “Do You Still Love Me?” and “To Be Without You,” keeps the same sonic palette that Adams established on his 2014 self-titled release, which calls to mind Born In the USA-era Springsteen, with a bit of Tom Petty thrown in for good measure. It kicks off with a harmonica call that sounds like vintage Adams, but the chiming guitars give it a distinctly ‘80s feel that Adams is able to pull off with aplomb.
Aside from his own album, Adams also recently revealed that he is producing a new double album for Liz Phair that he says harkens back to Exile in Guyville, as well Jenny Lewis’ forthcoming record, which he referred to as her Blonde on Blonde in a new interview with Zane Lowe for his Beats 1 show.
Prisoner is out Feb. 17 via Pax-Am/Blue Note/Capitol. Listen to “Doomsday” and check out audio from a 2006 Adams show via the Paste Cloud beneath that.