The Voice season 10 runner-up Adam Wakefield has released two new songs, “Cheap Whiskey and Bad Cocaine” and “Dry Days”
It’s the country singer’s first release via his record deal with Average Joe Entertainment
“When I wrote ‘Cheap Whiskey and Bad Cocaine’ it was originally in a different feel and wasn’t working. It was too dark,” Adam told One Country where the songs premiered. “When I changed it to 3/4 time it added the levity element I was looking for. This was actually the first original country song I put together with a band in Nashville. I remember listening back to the voice memo for the first time and thinking, maybe I AM a country singer in some respects.”
“It’s easy to misconstrue the message in this song,” he added. “It’s not about accepting failure, it’s about owning it. I remember when I first moved to Nashville and was happy to just BE a songwriter/musician here. I always try to remember that feeling when I’m getting down on myself and try to enjoy every little win along the way. “
“‘Dry Days’ is about that time in your life when you’re broke as sh*t but too old to ask your parents for help,” Adam shared with One Country. “It was cool to take it in the studio and let the song lead the way in terms of production… it took an unexpected direction and ended up having a New Orleans feel.”
Both songs are available at digital outlets and streaming services now.