Ryan Adams teases his next record with "To Be Without You", a heartfelt new number with rippling guitars.
The single follows "Do You Still Love Me?" in teasing upcoming record Prisoner.
Writing on Instagram, Adams explained the track/album: "It broke my soul in a zillion pieces writing this. This record mattered more to me than any record before it and my life depended on making it. I would have died inside if I hadn't. I was broken."
"I don't know what it is," he continues. "But I know I had to write it and I know I have to sing these songs so I can live and keep living and breathing. It's all I know how to do. It's who I am. It's what I want to leave here so one day when I'm old and gone I contributed something to this place. It's a map for anybody who got lost like I get lost. It's hope for anybody who's forgotten what that is. These songs are part of me but they're now part of anyone who needs them. Records should matter. They do when people need them most. This was my way through total fucking darkness and things nobody can plan for. I'll never come as close as this to that place. I won't have to."
"I love RocknRoll and there's times it's saved my life," adds Adams. "This is the time it saved me from devastation so my life could be worth living for. Songs and Records were my best friend before I could play guitar. I hope these find their way to good homes and people who need them. Long live PaxAm. Keep fighting for good. Keep your hearts alive."