Kiefer Sutherland has crooned his way into the dusty Wild West while dumping tumblers of Bourbon down his gullet at regular intervals, and it seems like his dedication to the Country aesthetic has worked a treat because his debut single is actually pretty good!
Sutherland is currently preparing to release his debut album Down In The Hole, and he is under no illusion as to what the general public generally thinks of actors turned musicians, the 49-year-old star told the Rolling Stone:
"If I hear about an actor doing a music project, my eyes are the first to roll. It's been done before and, on some levels, not very well. A lot of actors make records but won't tour to support them or make videos, and it ends up not being serious. I felt strongly that this was something I wanted to do."
Sutherland's new music video gives us a hint about how serious he is about the project considering it was filmed off his own dollar and is designed to showcase him as a musical artist with its no frills, one-shot approach.
Like many other songs on the upcoming album, "Not Enough Whisky" is personal to Sutherland, who has struggled with his relationship to alcohol in the past, the actor opened up to Rolling Stone magazine and explained:
"I've certainly been there, where something will happen in life, and one, two, three bottles of whiskey are not going to fix it," he says. "In the context of the song, those moments are important to realize so you have to find another way to deal with them. I'm sure a lot of people have felt that way."
While this career move might seem like a real departure to the casual observer, Sutherland explained to interviewers how his love of acting fed into his attraction to the Country genre, he said:
"I never picked a script because, 'Ooh, that's a character I want to play,' it's always been because I thought there was an interesting story to tell. Country music to me is like that."
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(Source: Rolling Stone)