Ryan Adams stopped by BBC Radio 2 to talk to Jo Whiley about his upcoming album Prisoner and perform two songs, his new single “Doomsday”, and a Donald Trump-inspired cover of Radiohead’s “Karma Police”. You can listen to the show here. He discusses and performs “Doomsday” around the 2h 23m mark. The “Karma Police” cover comes in at 2h 33m.
This is Adams explaining why he chose to cover “Karma Police”:
“I woke up this morning and I was jetlagged, and I had a full day of press. But I wanted to do a couple of covers. And I know plenty, but I wanted to do something new that I hadn’t done before. So I went, what are two or three songs I could try to learn before I have to go to my first thing. And this was one. I don’t know if I’ve learned it in a great new and interesting way, but I also thought it’s fitting, because there’s a pretty awful person who just got elected in the United States. So I don’t know why, but that song popped into my head this morning.”
Also today, Adams shared a new song and video called “Do You Still Love Me?” Watch it below.
Here is “Doomsday”.
Ryan Adams’ Prisoner is out February 17.