Daniel Powter - Recovering Addict Daniel Powter Preparing Chart Comeback

Singer Daniel Powter is planning a major chart comeback after beating drug and alcohol addictions following the huge success of his 2006 single Bad Day.
The artist earned himself a reputation as a one-hit wonder after failing to climb the charts with his follow-up releases and he subsequently disappeared from the spotlight.
Powter admits he struggled with fame and grew sick of the catchy tune, turning to illegal substances and alcohol to drown his sorrows.
He tells the Associated Press, "When the spotlight hit me, I was like, 'I don't want to be in the spotlight'. I hated it. I hated being on TV. I just didn't want to do it anymore."
He managed to kick his habits two years ago and rebuild his life, and Powter is now engaged to the mother of his four-month-old daughter.
The 41 year old, who is now preparing to release his forthcoming album Turn on the Lights, still isn't keen on performing Bad Day but he's starting to accept it's the song that he will forever be known around the world for.
He says, "It's hard to play it every night. (But) the audience is different every night. And I really don't sing it much, (the audience members) sing it. I make them do all the parts, three-part harmony. I mean, when I'm in Japan and they sing it differently and when I'm in Italy, they sing it different (sic). So, it keeps it interesting."


Contactmusic

Tags: Daniel Powter


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Why ‘The House of Magic’ Is The Movie To Go See This Weekend

If you’re looking for a cinematic treat for all the family this weekend, then...

Why ‘The House of Magic’ Is The Movie To Go See This Weekend

Here Comes Guardians of The Galaxy, A Huge Weekend in Store?

‘Guardians of The Galaxy’ hits cinemas next weekend with Marvel...

Here Comes Guardians of The Galaxy, A Huge Weekend in Store?

Bastille - Flaws [Live]

Bastille perform their 2012 single 'Flaws' live at The Troubadour in London to an enthusiastic crowd. The...

Bastille - Flaws [Live] Video

Colbie Caillat - Try Single Review

Colbie Caillat isn't known for producing 'trendy' pop songs of any kind, but she certainly always maintains...

Colbie Caillat - Try Single Review

'The Purge: Anarchy' Launches Another Grisly Franchise

Last year's sleeper hit The Purge was an unusually intelligent thriller starring Ethan Hawke as...

'The Purge: Anarchy' Launches Another Grisly Franchise

Nightcrawler Trailer

Lou Bloom is a hard-working budding journalist whose deep obsession with his career has rendered him...

Nightcrawler Trailer
Advertisement

'Joe' Is A Reminder That Nicolas Cage is a Great Actor

There are all kinds of theories about Nicolas Cage's acting style, usually centred on whether...

'Joe' Is A Reminder That Nicolas Cage is a Great Actor

Blunt, Mirren or Winslet? Who Will Win Best Actress Oscar 2015?

The biggest night in the film award circuit is still seven months away. But...

Blunt, Mirren or Winslet? Who Will Win Best Actress Oscar 2015?

Legendary Rocker Tom Petty Returns With New Album 'Hypnotic Eyes'

American rock legend Tom Petty reunites with backing band The Heartbreakers...

Legendary Rocker Tom Petty Returns With New Album 'Hypnotic Eyes'


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Daniel Powter Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Daniel Powter

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All