Ryan Adams has resurfaced online for the first time in five months, following abuse allegations made against him earlier in the year.
Back in February, Adams denied claims from several women, including one who was underage at the time, of emotional and psychological abuse, harassment, inappropriate and manipulative behaviour, and more.
A report by The New York Times featured accounts from artists including Phoebe Bridgers and Adams’ ex-wife Mandy Moore among others. Through his lawyer, Andrew B. Brettler, Adams denied the “extremely serious and outlandish accusations” that he claimed were “grousing by disgruntled individuals” who blamed him for “personal or professional disappointments.”
After the report was published, Adams wrote a public apology before calling the article “upsettingly inaccurate,” and that “some of its details are misrepresented; some are exaggerated; some are outright false. I would never have inappropriate interactions with someone I thought was underage. Period.”
Last night (July 19), Adams resurfaced online for the first time since February. Releasing a statement alluding to the allegations made against him, he tweeted: “I have a lot to say. I am going to. Soon. Because the truth matters. I know who I am. What I am. It’s time people know. Past time. All the beauty in a life cannot be reduced to rubble for lies. This madness. My work was a map for the lost. Not a billboard. So soon.”
I have a lot to say. I am going to. Soon.
Because the truth matters.
I know who I am. What I am.
It's time people know.
All the beauty in a life cannot be reduced to rubble for lies.
My work was a map for the lost. Not a billboard.
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) July 20, 2019
Also sharing a snippet of a new song, Adams posted a clip of ‘I’m Sorry and I Love You’ to his Instagram account.
The song’s title was previously revealed in January when the singer-songwriter shared the tracklist for his then upcoming album ‘Big Colors’. It was listed as track 13 on the record, originally slated for an April release. The LP was scrapped by Adams’ own Pax-Am label, distributors Capitol Records and Blue Note in the wake of the allegations made against him.