No Shadow

Album: No Shadow (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • This single is a collaboration between Ryan Adams and Johnny Depp. Adams told the story of the song. "Johnny came rumbling into [the studio] one night with this riff and an idea of what it was about," he recalled. "a few hours later and one take on a 2-inch, 24-track tape machine later we had 'No Shadow'... typed up on my manual typewriter and born and delivered from a simple riff we found on his iPhone."

    "Johnny is a real songwriter and one of the deepest guitar players out there," Adams added. That's us singing and playing and playing all the parts ourselves with just our pal Marshal Vore on drums."
  • The title is a complete 180 degree turn from the 2014 Ryan Adams track "Shadows."

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