Last April we got to watch video of Ryan Adams and wife Mandy Moore performing a song together during a soundcheck at one of his performances. Today we get to hear the couple singing together properly on a new single. Ryan is currently touring in Europe and at his shows he is selling a 7″ single called Empty Room and, wouldn’t you know it … Mandy sings backing vocals on the track. Take a listen below.
Along dates on this summer’s solo tour, Ryan Adams has been selling a new single on limited 7” vinyl: “Empty Room,” backed by a cover of Alice in Chains’ “Nutshell.” As CoS points out, a UK fansite detailed the release that includes his wife, Mandy Moore, listed as the harmony vocalist on the track, marking the first non-live collaboration we’ve heard from the couple. The original tune … was co-produced by Easy Tiger’s Jamie Candiloro, so this is likely not a glimpse at Adams’ forthcoming Glyn Johns-produced LP that’s been previewed live recently. Regardless, “Empty Room” is a fine addition to the alt-country side of Adams’ oeuvre, not to mention proof that Moore can fill the shoes of his notable past guests with laudable results.
Finally … a proper collaboration between Ryan and Mandy. I absolutely LOVE Ryan‘s music and I am dying for a new album. I’m also hoping Ryan will tour the US so I can get my hands on this Empty Room single. I’ve been waiting for R-Andy M-Adams to make music together … and my guess is that this song is not the only one they’ve recorded. I’d love to hear more … as for this single, I really love it. Do you?
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