It’s Valentine’s Day, and Ryan Adams is celebrating the occasion with a new love song appropriately called ‘Baby, I Love You’.
Adams’ press release describes the tune as “a song to one’s baby, whom they love—a unique twist on Ryan Adams’ classic recipe, with key ingredient ‘sad’ replaced by ‘happy’”.
On top of the new song, the singer-songwriter has also announced a huge show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on June 14th, where he will be supported by Tegan & Sara.
Early last year, Adams released his latest album Prisoner. But more recently, Adams has been more famous for being a dick online and bitching about other musicians ranging from The Strokes, to alt-J, and Father John Misty than his music.
Adams labelled alt-J a ‘mosquito bite’ on-stage when both acts performed at Lisbon’s NOS Alive festival last year, remarking: “If you ignore it, it will go away.” Similarly, he hit out at Father John Misty, calling the singer “the most self-important asshole on earth” in a bizarre Twitter outburst.
The Prisoner singer has been embroiled in a long-term feud with The Strokes, which saw Adams once again took to Twitter last July, writing: “Abert Hammond is a more horrible songwriter than his dad. If that’s possible. It rains in Sthtrn CA & washes out the dirt As you were RA x”
He swiftly followed that up with a dig at Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas, tweeting “Julian Casablancas: who got you strung out on lasagna tho?”
Adams continued: “I should have got them addicted to writing better songs. Too bad The Killers did it for them” and “I sold more t shirts last night than people who actually made it thru a single Voidz song, bro – what’s he gonna do? Sit on me?”
The spat came after it was claimed by The Strokes that Adams was in some way responsible for Albert Hammond Jr.’s past heroin addiction.
The comments came in a new book by Lizzy Goodman called Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City, 2001–2011, which details the rise of 2000s NYC indie bands such as The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem, Interpol and Vampire Weekend.