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Take Forever

by Adam Beverly

Released 2019
Released 2019
Classic tools of the trade with modern twists - Americana.
Take Forever - “…classic tools of the trade with modern twists…”

“Take Forever” is Adam’s 4th studio album since 2011 (in that time he also released an EP, 2 singles and a book!) Adam tends to wander in his genres. His 2013 album was clearly rock. His 2016 album, which landed him on the American Grammy Ballot for Best Americana Album, was nearly 100% acoustic. On “Take Forever” he seems to have found the optimal mixture of his past. The acoustic guitar, the acoustic piano, a tasteful layer or two of electric guitars and of course, his tenor voice. He seems to have landed securely in Americana again, which is a clear sign of his musical maturity.

The first single from the album was “What We Need”, a retro-inspired duet with Danish singer Rikke Madsen, who was also a key figure on Adam’s 2016 album. The single set the stage for the album. With a modern production provided by Emmy Award winning producer BZ Lewis, the song jumps right out of the speakers and almost sounds like the cover of the album: simple, classic, enjoyable and nostalgic.

Although Adam is a solo artist, he did not make this album alone. 11 people (10 musicians and a producer) have contributed to the album, making it his largest collaboration effort to date. Two songs feature Danish guitarist Jacob Jensen, known in Denmark from many different bands. One track includes guest bassist Mads Corydon, and Toke Knudsmark, Rikke Madsen and Casper Lund appear throughout the album. The most unexpected guests, however, make their appearance on “Life Shine”.

“Life Shine” debuted on Danish National Radio (P4) in 2018 in connection with Adam’s 20 city Danish Street Tour. For “Take Forever” Adam re-made the song to fit the album. The song features Adam’s son on drums (only 12 years old when he recorded). The clear surprise, however, comes half way through the song, when Adam and Rikke are backed by their kids (2 separate families). The kids add a substantial dose of optimism and happiness as they sing the chorus of “Life Shine” for the 2nd half of the song.

With 4 solo albums, hundreds of concerts and a long list of recognition, Adam is no longer a newcomer. He is a singer-songwriter that is in for the long-haul and “Take Forever” is a strong release in the middle of his journey.

“Take Forever” will be available on all major streaming services.