Ryan Adams Announces New 7-Inch, ‘No Shadow,’ Featuring Johnny Depp
Ryan Adams is still hard at work pushing out his series of 7-inches, and next up is ‘No Shadow,’ which features two tracks with actor Johnny Depp. The title track will appear as the A-side and will be backed with another Depp-featured song, ‘It’s In My Head.’
“Johnny [Depp] came rumbling into Pax Am one night with this riff and an idea of what it was about -- a few hour[s] later and one take on a 2-inch 24-track tape machine later, we had ‘No Shadow,’” Adams wrote on the Pax Am website. “Typed up on my manual typewriter and born and delivered from a simple riff we found on his iPhone.”
“Johnny is a real songwriter and one of the deepest guitar players out there,” he continued. “That’s us singing and playing … all the parts ourselves with just our pal Marshal Vore on drums.”
“The B-side is from the first night we met, where all we did was play and didn’t say a word,” Adams added. “This was the third thing we ever played together and there was no discussion. True rock ‘n’ roll moments, as they should be, unfussy and delivered with all the heart and soul we had that night.”
The 7-inch will also feature ‘Stoned Alone,’ a song Adams says is about being high in a 7-11 parking lot.
“Track three is a little song I wrote about being stoned in the 7-11 parking lot across from Pax, which is Groundhog Day for me and most that fly with us,” he wrote.
‘No Shadow’ is available for pre-order now (it will sell-out soon).