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America got the chance to know Adam Wakefield when he appeared on The Voice during its tenth season. After he sang “Tennessee Whiskey” as his blind audition song, he got Adam Levine and Blake Shelton to turn their chairs for him. Wakefield selected Shelton as his coach, and he took him all the way to the finale.
Wakefield ended up placing second on his season of The Voice, after he stunned audiences week after week with his powerful performances. Since his season wrapped up, Wakefield has been touring and writing for his debut album, for which no details are known yet.
Although we may not have an album from Wakefield, we finally have a new song from him. On Tuesday (September 20), Wakefield debuted his new song called “When You’re Sober,” along with an accompanying music video.
The video was filmed at the famous Skull’s Rainbow Room in Nashville, and shows Wakefield sitting at a piano and singing along with singer Jenny Leigh, who provides harmony on the track. While Wakefield regularly performs the song with his full band, he told The Boot that he fell in love with the more simplistic arrangement with the piano.
“We perform this tune with the full band in my set, but it’s hard to really focus on the lyrics,” he said. “But when we had the opportunity to do a stripped-down piano/vocal video at Skulls, I knew this was the perfect song for that reason.”
The raw arrangement really does give you the opportunity to zero in on the lyrics, which tell the emotional tale of a man who is in love with someone who is toxic for him, yet he just can’t pull himself away:
“Oh, we’d dive back into this/Start this hurting all over/Wait until the morning comes/Call when you’re sober.”
If “When You’re Sober” is any indication of what type of material will be on Wakefield’s upcoming album, then we can’t wait to get our hands on a copy. In the meantime, enjoy watching his new music video below.
Just as he did on The Voice, Wakefield has shown with this video that he has the talent to be the next big star in country music.