Ryan Adams Enlists Elvira For “Gimme Something Good” Video

Videos by American Songwriter

Videos by American Songwriter

Ryan Adams enlisted Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, to co-star in the video for “Gimme Something Good,” the lead single from his forthcoming self-titled album out September 9 via Pax-AM/Blue Note. As we said in our track review earlier, “Gimme Something Good,” his first release in two years, is loud and lovely, shot through with minor-key guitar riffs and swirls of B3 organ that worship at the altar of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. There’s an ’80s vibe to the chorus, an anthemic, fist-pumping quality that suggests he’s back to writing songs for the arena, not the coffeehouse.”

Elvira turns in a solid performance in the video, one that makes you a bit nostalgic for the days of USA “Up All Night.” Well done, guys.

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