NYCS First Impression: Adam Wakefield ‘Gods & Ghosts’
Adam Wakefield’s anticipated album Gods & Ghosts was released this past Friday. The Voice season 10 contestant has put varied tracks together that represent his roots. It has a mix of bluegrass, rock n’ roll, and soulful melodies that show it’s coming from the heart.
Wakefield decided to come to Nashville and try his luck in the music business. He and his girlfriend drove down in their van. Starting a bluegrass group when he arrived in Nashville, he started writing more and more. Thankfully an opportunity came about when a scout for The Voice heard him play at Soulshine Pizza and then invited him to audition. Making it to the finals of Season 10, America only had a small taste of what Wakefield was capable of.
This album has proven Wakefield’s vocal ability and songwriting that shows a personal and embracing point of view. Starting out with a track that stood out the most was “Cheap Whiskey & Bad Cocaine” because of the lyrics: “I ain’t ever been on the radio, barely got a dime to my name. Never walked down no red carpet, never had my 15 minutes of fame. But I know in my heart I could be a star.” It’s a classic country song showcasing his humble roots. Followed by the album title track “Gods & Ghosts” that perfectly ties the album together. It’s a love song that shows his intimate yet vulnerable side. In “Good Morning Sunday”, Wakefield’s vocal performance showcases a vibrant, warm feeling while the lyrics allow the listener to always hope for better days.
All of these tracks on the album show his poetic songwriting ability of what it means to be an artist. You can listen to Gods & Ghosts everywhere today, make sure to give it a listen below.
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