Single Review – Ryan Adams – Do You Still Love Me?

Ryan Adams has made it clear what the inspiration behind his sixteenth studio album was; his divorce. Now the album title of Prisoner is more pointed and the release date on the next release date after Valentines Day becomes a feature of what will seemingly be an emotionally charged album. If that wasn’t proof enough, then the lead single ‘Do You Still Love Me?’ hammers the message home. The oscillating organs that open the track are the foundation for punching riffs and Ryan’s rough-edged vocals. Musically, the song has a late 1980’s stadium rock feel to it, almost like his near namesake Bryan Adams. The dramatics are taken to another level with a tearing guitar solo from which the power of the track extends. Ryan Adams has never been one to experiment with new sounds, but here he really delivers the style better than anyone else and with a deep lyrical content. Should make for an interesting album at least.

Owen Riddle 

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