The release of Ryan Adam’s forthcoming new album Big Colors has been cancelled following a string of abuse allegations made against him.
The record, which was due to be released on April 19th via his own label Pax-Am and distributed by Capitol Records, has been removed from the labels’ official website as well as iTunes and Apple Music.
Furthermore, major record retailers have begun distancing themselves from Adams’ planned release. Bull Moose Vinyl, a prominent retailer in America, said: “Please be advised the Ryan Adams album below has been cancelled effective immediately. All pre-orders should be pulled down as soon as possible.”
The decision to pull Adams’ record comes after Far Out reported the news that five women had come forward as part of a New York Times expose, speaking on the record about alleged psychological abuse.
Of those to come forward, Adams’ ex-wife Mandy Moore led the alleged claims of abuse. On top of that, numerous women who have previously worked professionally with Adams came forward and, worryingly, details of an alleged inappropriate online relationship with a 14-year-old female fan.
Following the expose, even women began to come forward with their stories against Adams. Supermodel and singer-songwriter Karen Elson joined the growing list of women claiming to have endured abuse at the indie musician, she said: “I also had a traumatising experience with Ryan Adams,” in a post across social media.
“While I’m not quite brave enough yet to speak about my specifics. I’m encouraged that many women have bonded and helped each other heal. This is the power of sisterhood and I’m very grateful for these women,” she added.
“I hope all those speaking out are given the grace and dignity they deserve. The trauma that lingers is often a very powerful silencer of women as is the business that enables these men to thrive without ever facing consequences.”