The Jakarta Post
Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams performs at the Westport Festival in Ireland. (Shutterstock/Paul Keeling)
Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams is mostly recognized for two things: his raspy voice and everlasting tracks. For the past 40 years, the musician has managed to keep these two qualities solid.
Adams, who is on tour promoting his latest album, Get Up, never fails to deliver an energetic performance. He told The Jakarta Post via email that his good health was owed to a strict vegan diet, exercise and enough sleep.
For Get Up, Adams collaborated with English musician Jeff Lynne on new songs, which further solidify his existence in the music industry. He told the Post that he had no plans in the immediate future to collaborate with other musicians. "[But], I would love to collaborate with DJs that make cool tracks," he added.
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Having worked in the industry for decades, he sees the music industry as a surviving one. "But whether there will be any stars like the old days remains to be seen."
He mentioned that one of the challenges for musicians nowadays were fees. "There is no money in the industry for young songwriters and everyone needs to pay their rent somehow."
In addition to his music career, Adams has also been recognized as a philanthropist and photographer. He is currently writing a Broadway musical adaption of Pretty Woman, set to come out next year.
Adams is slated to perform at the Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place in South Jakarta on Jan. 16. When asked what his fans can expect from his upcoming show, he said, "A great night [with] two hours of music. I can't hardly wait." (kes)