Another month, another new Ryan Adams 7-inch for fans to fawn over. This one will contain three new tracks: A-side “Burn In The Night,” which gives the 7-inch its name, and “Cop City” and “Look In The Mirror” on the flip side. Those last two tracks were originally announced as being attached to April’s “I Do Not Feel Like Being Good” release, but they ended up on here instead. As usual, Adams wrote a letter to put the record in a little more context. Read that below.
Los Angeles… ugh…WHAT ARE YOU?!? That is how this single feels to me.
Three tracks from the hot summer nights — greenish smoke billowing out from the upstairs office door of the PaxAm office, just next to the live room.
Burn In The Night is me ruminating on an old NYC love lost- and how funny it is to get older and sort of put some of that behind you- but never really getting as far behind you as you’d like. I always felt like that song was really special but it never fit anywhere. Thank goodness we make these singles.
Marshall on the drums, me on the guitar and everything else.
COP CITY- another song about the last weekend of every month in LA when all the police are out giving tickets and ALL I WANNA DO IS GET TO MY PINBALL SPOT. This was one of the jams me and Mike V made on the never-to be-released ALIEN USA album experiment with Jeremy Stacey on drums and us going for the “big sound.” We found it later but here and there a few really cool tracks stood out. This one especially feels so good. Its traffic and being at the end of your rope.
LOOK IN THE MIRROR is me on everything and a song that I recorded too late to go on the 1984 record. Hey but NOT TO WORRY… soon you’ll have 1985 and 1986…. and who knows what else.
From the early summer tour 2015
The Windsor Hotel
The “Burn In The Night” 7-inch will ship around 6/23 via Pax-Am.