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Matured Music with Personal Emotional Revelation
on October 24, 2009
Anyone who has followed Richard Marx's musical career has seen a man that has always been able to write from the heart and express himself creatively through his lyrics. I appreciate that about his work. His latest album does not disappoint his fans. I admit that I had to listen to the music a few times before I appreciated the difference in how his music has matured and grown since the earlier music he put out. But I ended up not disappointed at all once I got used to his current style. The song, "For Better or Worse" is so powerful to those who are in emotional pain and have to keep on keeping on in a relationship that is worth fighting for despite the agony. I love how emotional Richard Marx sounds on songs like - "Done to Me" that really express perfectly his frustration and anger of caring deeply for someone that broke his heart to death and how hard it is to move on. It's classic love angst that hits home with so many fans. He does not fail to move and touch with the song, "Through my Veins", which I strongly assume refers to his Dad's death still staying with him and how much he sees his father in himself now, therefore never really losing him at all. Very deep stuff. That song's tone is so fitting for the lyrics and the melody leaves you haunted by its end in such a beautiful mind possessive way. I am so thankful that Mr. Marx keeps cranking out the good meaningful type of music that is desperately needed in such a demoralizing world of messed up empty values in music. He promotes a healthy emotional outpouring that means so much to many of us who can relate to desperately wanting relief in a desensitized secular world.