Ryan Adams has brightened this dull January day with “Fuck The Rain,” the latest (and official lead) single from his forthcoming album Big Colors (one of three new albums he’s releasing this year, including Wednesdays). The track features a guitar solo from none other than John Mayer.
The song’s wistful lyrics, buoyed by sun-soaked guitar, feel fit for midwinter, reminding us that spring is on its way. Adams sings imploringly for us to “fuck the rain, all that pain,” and instead seek “permanent sunshine.”
“Check out this song, it’s cool,” said Adams in a statement. “Or don’t—we all might die, Trump is president. I love you, sincerely Ryan Adams.”
Listen to “Fuck The Rain” and a 2006 Adams performance from the Paste archives below, and explore the singer-songwriter’s recently announced U.K. and Ireland tour dates further down. You can preorder Big Colors, out on April 19, here.
Ryan Adams Tour Dates:
31 — Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre
02 — London, U.K. @ Royal Albert Hall
05 — Newcastle, U.K. @ O2 Academy
06 — Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Academy
07 — Manchester, U.K. @ O2 Apollo
09 — Glasgow, U.K. @ Royal Concert Hall
10 — Sheffield, U.K. @ O2 Academy
11 — Cambridge, U.K. @ Corn Exchange