« Demi Lovato Says Acting in Animated "Charming" Was "Comfortable and Fun" | Main | Report: Sia Performs at Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's Wedding »

Bryan Adams Says New Album Will Be "Up, Rocking" and "Really Retro"

PRNewsFoto/Live Nation EntertainmentBryan Adams plans to announce details of a brand-new album on Monday -- it'll be his first disc of new, all-original material since 2008.  The Canadian singer says he's convinced it's "one of the best records I've ever made, for sure."

Adams' new album was produced by Electric Light Orchestra frontman Jeff Lynne, who also was a member of the supergroup The Traveling Wilburys with Tom Petty, George Harrison, Bob Dylan and the late Roy Orbison, and produced hit solo albums for Petty and Harrison, as well as discs for Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Ringo Starr and more. 

"Believe me, I'm so excited about this.  I can't wait for it to come out," Bryan told ABC Radio late last year.  "It's up, it's rocking, it sounds really retro...and I don't care!"

Last year, Adams released Tracks of My Years, an album of cover songs.  As for why it's been so long since he put out a record of original material, well...he tours all the time, he's got young kids and he's got a side gig as a photographer.  But basically, it boils down to the fact that he'd rather make fewer but excellent albums, than more albums that are just OK.

"It's a lot of work to put a record together and it's a lot of work to promote it," he tells ABC Radio.  "So, I'd rather just really focus -- even if I did one album this whole decade, that’s OK with me.  I'm just really sort of happy making it as good as it can be."

He adds, referring to himself and his songwriting partner Jim Vallance, "We wanna make something that's gonna last and that's gonna have legs and something that's gonna be great to play live."  

In addition to info about the new album, the first song from the project also will be released on Monday.

Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

ABC News Radio