Laura Marling. According to Adams he was sent her record, I Speak Because I Can while working on his latest, Ashes & Fire, and he drew inspiration from the young singers music. Adams said "For fuck’s sake I literally threw out 80% of what I had. And it felt good to ask ‘What am I really capable of?’ I felt competitive again to write great songs.”
He recently appeared on 'Live From Abbey Road' with Marling to perform the '00 Heartbreaker
classic "Oh My Sweet Carolina."