Richard Marx embarks on a new chapter in both art and life with new album ‘Limitless’. Released internationally by BMG on February 7th, the album will impact in the UK on March 27th prior to concerts in London and Edinburgh.
“I’ve had a thirty-one year love affair with the UK that somehow seems to never lose its spark. To say I’m looking forward to my “Limitless” gigs there is like saying the Thames is damp.”
‘Limitless’ is Richard’s first album of original songs in six years, as well as his first new release for BMG. Produced in part by Richard and featuring co-writes with Sara Bareilles, Richard’s son Lucas Marx and his wife Daisy Fuentes, ‘Limitless’ represents a new beginning for the celebrated singer-songwriter. While his last album ‘Beautiful Goodbye’ closed the book on one chapter of Richard’s life, ‘Limitless’ opens a new one. After falling back in love, remarrying and settling into a new home in LA, “I’ve never felt so intrinsically strong and optimistic about my future,” he says, and the bright, heartfelt pop of ‘Limitless’ reflects that feeling.
Current single, the celebratory, sun-kissed ‘Front Row Seat’ – co-written with Matt Scannell (Vertical Horizon) and Darrell Brown (Dolly Parton, Mavis Staples, Keith Urban) – is fuelled by warm guitar-driven melodies and the power of love, an embodiment of Richard’s dedication to wife Daisy Fuentes. “And the firelight’s got nothin’ on you and me,” Marx sings, “Look around, it’s all we could ever need.” Listen here.
‘Front Row Seat’ follows the album’s lead single ‘Another One Down’, his highest-charting single at US Adult Contemporary radio in 8 years, which is co-written by Richard and his son Lucas Marx. Watch the official ‘Another One Down’ music video here:
Previous single ‘Let Go’ – co-written with Daisy Fuentes and co-produced by Richard and Morgan Page (deadmau5) is a driving track about the freedom of new beginnings. “It reflects the way I feel about my life these days,” Richard says.
Listen to ‘Let Go’ here.
“I wasn’t really sure what making a new album meant for an artist like me,” Richard says of the creative process behind ‘Limitless.’ “All I knew was that I still write songs all the time and I realised I had a collection of songs I really liked. In my past, my only criteria were to write and record songs that pleased me, and hopefully other people would like them, too. So I returned to that ideology and dismissed any concerns of stylistic consistency and the next thing I knew, I had recorded a diverse album I really liked.”
Shortly after signing with BMG, the label celebrated the 30th anniversary of his breakout album ‘Repeat Offender’ by releasing ‘Repeat Offender Revisited’ a compilation of brand new live and acoustic versions of songs from the original album, including his hit song ‘Right Here Waiting’. Richard Marx has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, won a GRAMMY, and remains the only male artist in history whose first seven singles reached the Top 5 on the Billboard charts.
In addition to being a musician, Richard is a committed philanthropist. His charitable causes include the American Cancer Society, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Ronald McDonald House Charities, and he supports Mercy For Animals, ASPCA, Humane Society and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.