The 11-track recording, due out September 22nd, exclusively at Amazon.com, also includes two bonus tracks, re-recorded versions of “Never Take Me Dancing,” from Flesh and Bone (1997) and “Should’ve Known Better,” from Richard Marx (1987).
Emotional Remains, Marx’s first offering since 2004’s My Own Best Enemy, is a bit of a departure for Marx, with a brand of rock that some may not think is synonomous with the artist, writer, and producer that has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. Whether it’s “Better or Worse,” an undeniably catchy and inspirational rock ballad, or the faster-paced “From the Inside, ” which features a darkly confessional lyric backed by a wall of guitars, the tracks are poised to join Richard’s existing arsenal of hits.
The forthcoming album also contains some of the chart topper’s most ambitious and personal works to date. The songs possess the heartfelt vocals found in all of Marx’s signature songs, but with a rock edge. From “Through My Veins,” a poignant tribute to Richard’s father to “When November Falls,” a loving father/son ballad that Richard dedicated to his sons.
Emotional Remains features songs co-written by Matt Scannell of Vertical Horizon, Fee Waybill of The Tubes, and singer/songwriter Graham Colton.