Video Premiere: Adam Masterson “Wild Wolves”

Photo credit: Anna Gabriel

Here’s the video premiere of ‘Wild Wolves’ from London-born, New York-based singer-songwriter Adam Masterson.  With a sense of urgency and drama, gritty vocals and a soaring chorus, ‘Wild Wolves’ has the feel of Springsteen.  Propulsive percussion and bass drive the song forward while rolling keys and rocking guitar blast the song through with energy and compelling melody.  The result is an immediate and forceful piece of songwriting from Masterson.  The animated video captures the song’s mood, with images of wolves interspersed with Masterson rocking out on his guitar.

‘Wild Wolves’ is taken from Masterson’s brand new album ‘Time Bomb’, which is out now.  This diverse collection is his second full-length release but comes a full twenty years after his acclaimed debut ‘One Tale Too Many’.  Like many artists, Masterson had to adapt the way he worked during the pandemic and he describes writing the title track as, a completely new experience and way of working as opposed to tracking live with a group of musicians.  It put me in complete command and I built it up layer by layer and felt like I was on a roll. I sent the results to Tchad Blake for him to mix it and still remember hearing that for the first time. It really blew me away!”  To put the record together, Masterson collaborated with an astonishing cast of musicians, including guitarists David Rhodes (Peter Gabriel, Scott Walker) and Leo Abrahams (Paolo Nutini, Regina Spektor), bassists Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Charlie Jones (Goldfrapp, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page) and Brett Bass (Gregg Allman), drummers Charlie Drayton (The Cult, Divinyls), Jeremy Stacey (King Crimson, Ryan Adams) and Omar Hakim (David Bowie, Journey), with Rob Clores (Jesse Malin, Charli XCX) and Ben Stivers (Lyle Lovett, Matchbox Twenty) on piano and Peter Tickell (Sting) contributing mandolin and violin parts.

With his own gift for songwriting and the support of such talented players, Masterson has created a thoroughly engaging album – check it out.  For the fill live experience, he has a show at the Bedford in Balham on 18th July, with further dates to follow.  Enjoy.

About Andrew Frolish 1453 Articles
From up north but now hiding in rural Suffolk. An insomniac music-lover. Love discovering new music to get lost in - country, singer-songwriters, Americana, rock...whatever. Currently enjoying Nils Lofgren, Ferris & Sylvester, Tommy Prine, Jarrod Dickenson, William Prince, Frank Turner, Our Man in the Field...
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