Recently, singer-songwriter John Adams released a new song and it deserves the attention of contemporary folk music fans. “For Me, For Her, For You,” the fourth single from his forthcoming EP, You Never Know Who’s Listening, is a beautiful and tastefully understated song. His delicate instrumentation and achingly beautiful vocals make the track one that you feel as much as hear. Fans of Bon Iver and Ed Sheeran will likely find a lot to love in this stirring acoustic ballad.
Lyrically, the song speaks of the complicated nature of romantic relationships, specifically, the issues raised when finding out someone has feelings for you when you’re already in a committed relationship. Adams explained via press release the track was inspired by a painful incident involving one of his friends. “I could see the agony he was going through not wanting to hurt anybody's feelings and he told me I wish I could split my heart in three,” noted Adams.
Hailing from the South Wales region of the United Kingdom, Adams left a career as a mathematics teacher to pursue a career in music. After spending time as a busker, Adams broke into the mainstream by giving an acclaimed performance of Damien Rice’s “Cannonball” on “The X-Factor.” Capitalizing on that early success, Adams released his excellent debut album, The Pavement is My Stage, in 2013.
In 2016, Adams showed off his musical versatility with the release of a live album entitled Cover Sessions. The feature’s Adam’s takes on songs by Elvis Presley, Florence + The Machine and Sam Smith. That same year, he also released “Dandelion Wishes,” the first single from You Never Know Who’s Listening. To date, the track has racked up more than 2 million plays on Spotify.