Adam Wright Premieres New Song “Billy, Get Your Bike”
- American singer-songwriter Adam Wright released a solo debut album "Dust" on June 22nd. From the album, the new song “Billy, Get Your Bike” was premiered exclusively on Billboard.
The song was written with just one chord about a true story of a young boy seeking revenge for his stolen property.
Adam Wright told Billboard about the song;
"It's a true story. I grew up with a guy whose name was Billy and his dad is the kid in the song. I remember him telling me this story when I was 12 or 13, and it was so shocking. It stuck with me. I'm not sure how it came back into my mind when I was working on this album, but I just started trying to make a song out it. It took a very long time to make it work in a way that I was happy with."
- To date, Adam Wright contributed the songs for other artists such as country music icons Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks and Lee Ann Womack, who performed "From My Bough" as guest vocals on th album.
He formed country music duo The Wrights with his wife Shannon Wright in 2002. The duo has released four albums, so far.
But he started solo project in 2017.
He said of the album;
"It was pretty disenfranchised with a lot of things when I started working on these songs. I didn't want to be writing songs for other people anymore. I didn't like what I was hearing on the radio. I didn't like records people were making. I wasn't interested in it. I just sort of hit a wall with all that. It became really boring to me, and I felt like 'I can't do this anymore.' I was not happy at all with the songwriter I was. I had to find a new way to do this.
I started changing the way I wrote songs. It was more like writing short stories, a slower, more deliberate process. I researched topics for weeks before I would actually turn them into songs. I'd never written like that. I just kept following that thread until I felt like I had an album."
- source : Billboard