Story: Jack Foley
BRYAN Adams releases his highly-anticipated new studio
album, Room Service, on September 20, in typically 'groover
from Vancouver style'.
Produced by Adams and mixed by Bob Clearmountain, Room Service
was largely recorded in hotel rooms and backstage while Bryan
was on tour across Europe over the past two years.
Open Road will be the first single from the album (released,
September 13) and is classic Adams, recorded in one take and with
a disarming freshness to its optimistic lyrics and vocals.
Other tracks include the ballad, Flying, and I Was
Only Dreamin, a song about not accepting farewells, which
has added poignancy as it features a string arrangement and oboe
from Adams’s friend and long-time collaborator, Michael
Kamen, who died last year.
Every track on this, which marks
Adam’s 11th studio album, has a tale to tell, whether it
is that ephemeral moment when you make eye contact with a stranger
in a big city (East Side Story), or taking a shot at
yourself over a relationship (She’s A Little Too Good
The title track, somewhat overdue for a man who has spent so
much of his life on tour, reflects on those times 'when a hotel
room’s the closest thing you got to home'.
Room Service the album is about life first, and life
on the road second, but not everyone’s interpretation will
be the same.
With a career spanning over 25 years, Bryan Adams continues to
tour and heads to the UK this autumn for 10 arena dates.
The full line-up of shows is:
October 21 – Aberdeen AECC
October 22 – Manchester Arena
October 23 – Newcastle Arena
October 25 – Sheffield Arena
October 26 – Birmingham NEC
October 28 – Nottingham Arena
October 29 – London Wembley Arena
October 30 – London Wembley Arena
October 31 – Brighton Centre
November 1 – Cardiff Arena
Click on the link below to hear an album sampler, and for the
chance to win tickets to his Wembley gigs.