The man who gave the world hits like Jessies Girl admits that his 1980s teen idol image doesnt give justice to the fact that theres a dark side to all of his songs.
He says thats because I was always a moody kid and Ive had my bouts of depression. Basically, when Im feeling good, I dont write.
Sometimes that creates weird emotions. For instance, Springfield admits when his Dad died, he was devastated but says, I knew Id get something meaningful from the experience. I did, but it took three years.
Springfield is currently headlining the We Are The 80s tour and is promoting a companion greatest hits CD, We Are The 80s: Rick Springfield and a reissue of his 1981 album, Working Class Dog.
But despite what he calls a retro vibe, hes doggedly working on new music and is proud he is opening up shows with a song he hasnt even recorded yet.
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