It’s been a big week for Richard Marx and his signature ballad “Right Here Waiting”. Jake Worthington performed the 1989 chart-topper on Monday’s (May 19) episode of The Voice, while the pop veteran delighted viewers by belting out the song — with Ryan Seacrest, no less! — on last night’s American Idol finale. But enough with the nostalgia. The 50-year-old has a new album on the way and we’re excited to premiere the video for lead single “Whatever We Started”.
The first thing you notice about Richard’s new tune is how current the production sounds. “Whatever We Started” is very much grounded in the here and now with subtle synths and tasteful strings finding a home on the moody soundscape. It’s a great fit for the hitmaker’s silky smooth vocal and he croons artfully about the grey area between lovers and friends. As for the video? It finds the ’80s icon contemplating life in a hotel room. Watch up top.
Richard’s new LP Beautiful Goodbye is due on July 8. Let us know what you think of his new single/video in the comments below.
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