Richard Marx Now Free to Write About Sex Since He's Single & Kids Are Grown

By Andrea Dresdale

Kobalt Music GroupRichard Marx’s new album Beautiful Goodbye is his first collection of all-new, non-Christmas material in a decade, and it’s a bit of a departure for him: instead of singing about relationships and romantic love, he’s singing about sex and lust. Richard says he never went there in the past because he was a married man, but now that he and his wife of 25 years have split, he’s experiencing what he calls “a liberation.”

“The heyday of my recording career, my kids were really small,” he tells ABC News Radio about steering away from anything too sexual in the past. “And it doesn’t mean that I wasn’t a man, but I don’t know — I think I monitored it. It wasn’t about the fan base or feeling like, ‘Oh, I don’t want to alienate them or shock them’…It was more out of respect for my family a little bit. I probably would’ve written edgier lyrics if my life wasn’t what it was then.”

But that was then, and this is now, as Richard points out. “Now my kids are grown and I’m single: there’s really nothing …read more

From: Adult Contemporary Music News From ABC