Art of the Song sits you down with Counting Crows lead singer, Adam Duritz in New York. We talk about the band’s newest CD, Somewhere Under Wonderland and dig in deep with Adam about the process of songwriting and the struggles through the inner life of a songwriter.
Adam Fredric Duritz (born August 1, 1964) is an American musician, songwriter, record producer, and film producer. He is best known for his role as frontman and vocalist for the rock band Counting Crows, in which he is a founding member and principal composer of their catalogue of songs.
Duritz has recorded solo material of his own and collaborated with other musical acts, leading him to branch out as the owner of at least two record labels, acting as his own A&R man. His work scoring music for film has been recognized by the music industry, notably with an award for co-writing the song “Accidentally in Love” for the movie Shrek 2.
Duritz’s lyrics have been described as “morose” and “tortured” and as “wordy introspection” and his vocals “expressive”.