Rising alt-country star RYAN ADAMS has made what amounts to a homage to NEW YORK on the video for forthcoming single ‘NEW YORK NEW YORK’.
The video was shot on September 7 by the Brooklyn Bridge and features the World Trade Center in almost every frame. And in an eerily prescient closing shot, Adams turns and looks across the Hudson River, casting a proud glance at the Twin Towers.
The video is dedicated to all those who died in the terrorist strikes of September 11 and to the rescue workers of the city.
Though not a native of New York, Adams made the city his home for an extended time two years ago and has frequently spoken of his love of the city.
In the days after the terrorist attack, he commented: “I’m gonna walk down my block and go to the places I always go and call my friends, and live my life and rise above this.”
In the immediate aftermath of the disaster, Adams postponed the single release date – now due on November 19 – and there was some debate as to whether or not to release the original video at all.
The single is taken from Adams’ second solo album, ‘Gold’, which was released last month. Adams and his band played a brief, acclaimed tour around Britain last week and will return in November around the time of the single release.