Goddard discovers Antidote in music
has battled mental illness – unable to play his guitar or write a song lyric for seven years – but British ’80s pop star Adam Ant (pictured) has overcome his demons and learnt that music is the greatest avenue to express emotions. Having enjoyed two years of international success with Adam And The Ants, the singer – Stuart Goddard – was known for his quirky dress sense and zany music videos. His first album in 17 years, Adam Ant Is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner’s Daughter, will be released later this year. Cold Zombie is about is about the fuzz of manic depression when Goddard could not imagine performing again. ‘‘It was a trip to hell and anybody who has ever suffered manic depression will agree you totally break down as a human being and want to give up,’’ he says. ‘‘Now I appreciate what a great avenue music is just to express the ideas . . . ’’
Adam Ant plays The Tivoli, in Brisbane, on Sunday . Doors open 7pm. Tickets are $79 GA to $299 VIP with meet/greet and photo.