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New Music: Ryan Adams – “Do You Still Love Me?”

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 16: Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams performs at Music Is Universal presented by Marriott Rewards and Universal Music Group, during SXSW at the JW Marriott Austin on March 16, 2016 in Austin, Texas (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Last night, Ryan Adams announced that he’ll soon release his first full-length of original music in nearly three years. The new record—which could offer redemption, in some fans’ eyes, for his polarizing album-length cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989 last year—is called Prisoner and will be out February 17 via Pax Am/Blue Note.

The 12-song collection looks to be a break-up album of sorts, and, in a recent Japanese interview, Adams described the record as being influenced by his “very public” recent divorce (from Mandy Moore, if you’ve forgotten). According to a press release, the album’s songs date back to 2014, just after the release of Ryan Adams.

The press materials also quote from a yet-to-be-posted Adams interview with the celebrity meme cat superstar Lil BUB (look for it later today on BUB’s YouTube channel): “I was reflecting on the different states of desire and what it means to be a prisoner of your own desire … I felt like I had been robbed of … the most valuable thing in a person’s life … Time.”

Adams has also shared the album’s first song, “Do You Still Love Me?,” a heartbroken but hard-rockin’ power ballad interspersed with wisps of congregational organ. “What can I say? / I didn’t want it to change,” he belts in the prechorus.

Take a listen, and check out the track list and rather unfortunate cover art for the album, below.

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Prisoner track list:

1. “Do You Still Love Me?”
2. “Prisoner”
3. “Doomsday”
4. “Haunted House”
5. “Shiver and Shake”
6. “To Be Without You”
7. “Anything I Say to You Now”
8. “Breakdown”
9. “Outbound Train”
10. “Broken Anyway”
11. “Tightrope”
12. “We Disappear”