Adam Wakefield's new, self-titled EP features a gritty, blues-rock influenced country sound and thick vocals on songs like "Lovin' Me Bad." Listen to the new track for the first time during this Taste of Country exclusive premiere.

Wakefield, Season 10 runner-up on NBC's The Voice, says "Lovin' Me Bad" is one of the most personal songs he's ever written. It's drawn from personal experience. "Sometimes it’s hard to be that honest about yourself in such a public way but I felt it was an important song that I wanted to share," the New Hampshire-born, Nashville-living singer says.

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Adam Wakefield represents the singer's first release since his time as a member of Team Blake in 2016. This heavy ballad is a look at the rest of the project. His tortured emotions are underlined by dense bass guitar and drums. Guitars swirl around his fragile emotions — if you'e seen him perform live, you might have heard "Lovin' Me Bad" already. Wakefield has been itching to release this EP and says now that the day is here (actual release date is July 21), he's pumped.

"As a musician and songwriter there is nothing more rewarding than creating and putting out new music," Wakefield says.

He wrote the song alone. Additional songs on the EP include "Blame It on Me," a mid-tempo, soul-soaked breakup song that has already scored over 600K streams on Pandora and Spotify. While on the show, he earned the respect of all four judges for showing tremendous range and being capable of impressive vocal runs.

Listen to Adam Wakefield, "Lovin' Me Bad"

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