VIDEO: Ryan Seacrest Performs with Richard Marx on AMERICAN IDOL Finale
American Idol host
"Right Here Waiting" was also performed by contestant
The Voice performance was the beginning of a big week for
For a preview of the video, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4ClbmioKkw. Beautiful Goodbye, Marx's first studio album of all new material in 10 years, will be released July 8th by Kobalt Label Services (KLS).
Fans may find Beautiful Goodbye is a bit of a departure from Marx's previous albums. According to Marx, he set out to make a deliberately sexy album. "The songs on this record were influenced greatly by everyone from Sade to Bebel Gilberto to various EDM artists to even Chopin. I'm known for romantic music in the past, but this music I wrote is all more sensual and cinematic, and the lyrics are more adventurous than I've been willing to go in the past."
Every track on the new album also incorporates an orchestral element, and the recording of the tracks was, according to Marx, "a thrill beyond anything I've done in the studio. Singing these songs brought out what I believe are the most effortless vocals of my recording career, so far."
The tracks on Beautiful Goodbye are written and produced by Marx except "Getaway," co-written and produced with
Marx's last album of all new material, My Own Best Enemy, was released in 2004 featuring hits "When You're Gone" and "Ready to Fly." In 2011, he released Stories To Tell, a greatest hits album and in 2012 he released his first Christmas album, Christmas Spirit.
In the last few years Marx has also found time to write for other artists, most recently
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