Two of the original songs on Rick Springfield's newly released Orchestrating My Life album shed light on the singer and actor's family.
"My Father's Chair" and "Irreplaceable," which is about his late mom, are his way of honoring his parents. He tells Billboard, "'My Father's Chair' has been recited at services and even chiseled on gravestones. And when my mom died... You can't just sit down and say, 'Alright, I'm gonna write a song about my mom now.' It's just got to come, so I had to sit until I had an idea that echoed what she meant to me."
Both songs were written and recorded at his California home, but his orchestral partners in Germany "really touched it up nicely with some strings and let it be what it is."
Springfield posted a chunk of the orchestrated "Jessie's Girl" on Billboard's page.