Whatever is going on with Ryan Adams these days (and your guess is as good as mine), it seems as if a switch got flipped that put him back into his inimitable amped-up hyper-prolific mode. So after reporting recently that he was “done” with a project involving “65 plus songs,” Ryan has apparently continued on with said project. And according to his latest bulletin, delivered via Instagram, “this never ending record” is now up to 80 songs.
Last fall, when he was doing interviews for his cover version of Taylor Swift’s 1989, Ryan Adams said he already had his next album in the can. In that initial rush of excitement, he was calling it “the most fragile thing I ever did.” Apparently, however, it’s so fragile that it will most likely never see the light of day because it seems that Ryan has already gone beyond it.
Following up several weeks of hints about an in-progress recording project, Ryan sent out the Tweet below this morning, apparently promising a fall release. As for what will become of the album I’m calling Fragile (not to mention the possible Heartbreaker Deluxe Box Edition and everything else in his growing Blackhole backlog)… well, there’s just no telling.