After a rather lengthy wait, Adam’s pre-“American Idol” recording of “Live the Life” with J. Scott G. has finally hit iTunes — and is starting to climb up the Electronica music charts. (As for hearing the song, you can either check it out on his Facebook page or on iTunes.)
As most Adam fans probably know, there is a great bit of discussion that has been brewing about the song ever since it first popped up on the internet some time ago. Some people have questioned whether or not Adam’s label of RCA approved of the song, and there are others who wondered whether or not Adam wanted it to be heard.
At the end of the day, trying to dissect all of the rumors out there about the song (especially with the majority of them being not true) is probably going to end up blowing this issue way out of proportion. All you should know is that Adam did post a message of support for the song on Twitter, and that in itself should be enough encouragement for fans to go and give the song a chance (if he didn’t want to promote the song, he wouldn’t post about it):
“Check out J Scott G’s “Live the Life” feat Me! We wrote and recorded this a year before Idol. #manifestation“
This is one of those cases where if you like the song and want to buy it, purchase it. J. Scott G. says that Adam will receive proceeds from sales of the songs, so there’s no need to question whether or not he will be compensated for his work. Adam also does do a smart thing in saying that the song pre-dates both his time at “Idol” and RCA — while this is not meant as a slam of the song, he is instead making it clear that this sound is in no way indicative of what his music from the upcoming album sounds like.
Do you like this song, and do you hope there is less time spend talking about the past, and more spent on his upcoming sophomore album?