There is always magic emanating from what Richard Marx touches; even after more than 40 years of career. Always eager for creative projects, the 59-year-old singer-songwriter has just released an eclectic album called Songwriter. This opus comes in addition to the book Stories to Tell, published last summer, in which the singer tells his story.
After selling more than 30 million albums worldwide and being the only male artist in history whose first seven singles reached the top 5 on the Billboard charts, Richard Marx is far from want to slow down.
“I always had this vision of a long career in music, but I knew that the girls who were screaming with excitement during my concerts had a deadline, laughs the artist from Chicago. On the one hand, I always knew that I would make music until my death, but on the other hand, I never expected to do series of shows at almost 60 years old. This is just gorgeous! »
Richard Marx underlines the sense of freedom that comes with age that now allows him to do things for pure pleasure. This is how his latest opus, Songwriter was born., offered to the world on September 30th. In the purest pleasure of creating an eclectic album as he wanted. More rock tracks like he delivered in his early days, and others with a country flavor, more pop too, as well as ballads, of course.
Savor the moment
“If I'm lucky enough to live to be 90, I have a third of my life left to live,” says the singer. It hit me hard and makes me want to be careful what I'm going to do with the rest of my life. This includes the stage, because I love being on stage even more now than when I was young.”
It was by telling various little life stories on stage, between songs, that it was suggested that he write a book about his story. Stories to Tell recounts his beginnings, his successes and his failures throughout his 40-year career.
For the artist, to be always present, active and asked at this stage of his career and his life is a gift, and the concerts are his rewards. He also learned to savor the present moment.
“I drink a Martini on stage every night,” he says. I see my shows as evenings with friends. For me, it's still the best job in the world! »
♦ The Songwriter album can be found on the platforms. His biography Stories to Tell is also available in print, digital and audio format. To follow him: richardmarx.com.