January 11, 2019
Ryan Adams has just released the premiere song from his new record and it's titled, “Doylestown Girl," named after - yep, you guessed it - Doylestown, PA.
Dan Reed premiered the exclusive single on WXPN.
He announced, “Ryan Adams is back at it, and he’s going to be busy this year. He’s got a new album coming out called "Big Colors," and Ryan wanted us to have this song. He appreciates the support of XPN and we certainly appreciate Ryan. He’s done a lot of cool things for us over years. So, Ryan, if you’re listening, 'How ya doin’?' Also, this song is called “Doylestown Girl,” so everybody up in Doylestown listen up. Ryan wanted to give a shoutout to Siren Records up there in Doylestown for this tune."
It’s the first song Adams released from his upcoming album, "Big Colors." The album is set to come out on April 19. The 15-track album, produced by Beatriz Artola and Don Was, will feature “Doylestown Girl” at track 5.
This will be the first of three albums this year. Adams tweeted on Monday, “Remember that year when I released 3 records. Let’s do it again.” He's referring to 2005 when he released "29," "Cold Roses," and "Jacksonville City Nights" within the same year. His last album "Prisoner" was released in 2017.
Remember that year when I released 3 records.— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) January 8, 2019
Let's do it again pic.twitter.com/NxsUqrBYxp
The song itself is a soft, upbeat Americana tune that touches with inspiration from Bruce Springsteen and John Mellancamp. Adams sings, “I don’t know how somebody loves me. I don’t know why you even do. I don’t know how I ever survived without you.” The song ends with, “Love my Doylestown girl," on repeat.
Well, if we didn’t already love Ryan Adams before, we now have 10x the reason to love him more than ever. Take a listen below.