Ryan Adams returns with ‘Big Colors’

The second of three trilogy albums comes this summer

Ryan Adams fans around the globe are thrilled as their calls for the GRAMMY-nominated artist to release his long awaited album, Big Colors, are finally answered. Social media has been flooded with fans desperate to hear the long-delayed album, which was originally set for a 2019 release. It’s the second album in the trilogy from Adams that concludes with a double album called Chris.

Big Colors will be released digitally on Friday, June 11th and “Do Not Disturb,” the lead track is available for streaming now. Fans can pre-order the CD and extended red-colored LP, which includes a 7” with two bonus tracks, via Adams’ webstore.

Big Colors was created as a 1980s soundtrack to a movie that never existed,” Adams says. “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.”

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.

Big Colors was written and produced in New York and Los Angeles by Ryan Adams, Beatriz Artola and Don Was.

Adams’ profound contributions to music have taken many different forms. From his songwriting, 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 songwriting 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. His music has spanned multiple musical genres, and has been incorporated in film and television specials such as Judd Apatow’s top grossing production Bridesmaids, This is 40, popular HBO TV series’ True Blood and Felicity, and his song, “Stay Alive” appeared in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, starring Ben Stiller.

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

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