Ryan Adams Gets Personal on Social Media: "Believe Women, Believe Truth"
In his lengthy Instagram post, the singer-songwriter talks about finding peace, making music that matters and being part of the solution and healing process.
Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams has maintained a low profile since The New York Times published an exposé about his alleged relationship with a young fan and the subsequent FBI inquiry into the incident. But he took to social media on Friday night to share a message about truth, finding peace and to thank the community for their concern.
In the lengthy Instagram post, Adams declared, "I have a lot to say. I am going to. Soon. Because the truth matters most. I know who I am. What I am. It's time people know. Past time."
He went on to say, "All the beauty in life cannot be reduced to rubble and confusion, ignoring truths that destroy all the good in us. This madness and misunderstanding. There's enough of that in this world."
Adams then addressed his work, noting that it was "always meant to be a map for the lost." He explained that he's tried to be open and accountable, and that he's wanted to help. Adams said that he's "here for the music, for the love and for making things better."
His post then became more personal as it addressed the difficult life he has had since the loss of his brother. Emphasizing that the music mattered then, and still does now, Adams said, "I want to be part of that healing. To go play and have some great shows and put out these badass records."
He added, "Believe women. Believe truth. But never give up on being part of solutions, healing." Closing the post, Adams expressed gratitude for the kindness he has received and shared that he wants "to be part of a better tomorrow for everybody."
Read the full post below.
“I have a lot to say. I am going to. Soon. Because the truth matters. It’s what matters most. 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 confusion, ignoring truths that destroy all the good in us. This madness and misunderstanding. There’s enough of that in this world My work was always meant to be a map for the lost. I’ve tried my best to be open and accountable. Not a billboard. I mean, maybe for being flawed. I’ve always wanted to help. I’m trying. So, soon... because it’s time to get back to what I do best. I’m here for the music, for the love and for making things better. I didn’t have an easy life. I lost my brother the day the Prisoner Tour ended. Every night wondering if he would be alive. He was proud of me. My family and my friends were there for that. And so many great fans. For the Meineres community who suffer every day. This music was for then. It mattered. And that was always for it to help. So let’s do that. THAT will matter. The amends made and things lost in the noise, that should’ve mattered too. I want to be a part of that healing. To go play have some great shows and put out these badass records. Believe Women. Believe Truth. But never give up on being part of solutions, and healing. I’ve lost friends who have passed away in this time of self reflection and silence. I can’t be like that. There’s been too much that mattered. Thank you for your kindness, your support and for this time I needed to decide how I could be a part of a better tomorrow for everybody. Sometimes that peace comes from opening yourself up. That’s who I want to be. Here’s to that. With love and with faith- In all of us and our best and our faults RA