A new album by singer-songwriter Ad Vanderveen will be out in May 2021, aptly titled ‘Release’.
It contains ten new original songs in an organic production – not stripped down like the predecessor ‘Treasure Keepers’ – but still built around a basis of vocal and acoustic guitar, accompanied by a sparse but effective rhythm section of drums and bass, electric (slide) guitar, piano, banjo, and adorned with string arrangements and harmony vocals.
Early reactions from connoisseurs say the record is characterized by “very purposeful and poetic, relatable lyrics”, and “really deep songs with a lot of musical variety”.
The music echoes roots and influences from the 1970s – Neil Young, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Townes van Zandt and other Texas troubadours come to mind.
The lyrical content touches on themes any grown-up could relate to, like perspectives on transience, love, life and loss, social engagement, and personal growth.
Ad Vanderveen about ‘Release’:
“As long as the songs keep coming I keep going, I will probably stop when they do.
Like a sea refuses no river – I never refuse a song, and just like rising water it seems to find a way around obstacles and flow down home.
Sometimes I almost feel apologetic if there are those who think my musical output is too much, but really I feel blessed to be on a continuum, a flow of creativity that I learned to follow and trust.
There’s no such thing as too much love in the world, and music is a work of love.
So this goes out along the shortest lines”.
‘Release’ will be streaming on all digital platforms on May 18 2021.
CDs are available through www.advanderveen.com/store