Bryan Adams tells Taylor Swift why he is “grateful.”
The 64-year-old rock star recently decided to go independent, and he shared that the ‘Anti-Hero’ singer inspired him when she decided to record her back catalog again after getting into a fight with the Big Machine label.
“. I owe Taylor Swift a great deal because she inspired me to rerecord my masters (for “Classic” and “Classic Pt. II”). She served as my model. My productivity has been really high lately. I attribute a lot of my renewed energy to the fact that I am independent. It also alters your perspective on things. You begin to feel slightly more valuable.”
The “Summer of 69” hitmaker, on the other hand, acknowledged that even after a lengthy career, he still “underplays” his value as a person. He was taken aback to learn that he had received a Grammy nomination last year, having gone nearly 25 years without one from the esteemed awards organization.
“I’m the biggest culprit that undervalues myself,” he declared. When I was nominated for a Grammy last year, I nearly passed out. I was thinking, what? It was my first in twenty-four years. Even though I haven’t been doing anything for years, the fact that it came from peers made me feel extremely happy and excited. As a songwriter, this is encouraging because people actually do listen.”
In addition, Brayn said he “no idea” how he has maintained his voice over the years, though he speculates that it might be due to lack of partying or heredity.
“I have no idea,” he uttered. Maybe genetics. It could be partly because I’ve never really been one to go out and party much. I keep to myself. Additionally, I tour in a different way than most—two weeks on and two weeks off—giving you time for family time and relaxation. I’ve figured out how I want to live and work. Even the earlier songs aren’t that difficult to sing because I never wrote any that were beyond my range.”