With a film and television career that has seen him face his fair share of perilous situations while portraying action heroes and the occasional villain, all it takes for Kiefer Sutherland to showcase his most vulnerable side is the subject of love – or the lack thereof. In the tender video for “I’ll Do Anything,” Sutherland’s unvarnished vocals blend with the song’s impassioned, take-me-as-I-am message, delivering a sweet, romantic Valentine that’s all about finding the perfect love in the last place you’d think to look.
“What I discovered when writing this song,” Sutherland tells Rolling Stone Country, “was that one gets to a point in life – hopefully earlier than later – when everything you need is already around you … if you’re lucky.”
Penned by Sutherland with his longtime friend – and co-owner of their Ironworks record label – Jude Cole, “I’ll Do Anything” is featured on Down in a Hole, the Americana-flavored LP he released last August. The veteran actor admits that when he began performing songs from the project for audiences, the intimacy of the situation was unexpected.
“One of the things that surprised me the most is that when we went to play our first show, I’d go to explain where a song came from and I didn’t realize how personal that was going to be — how open you have to be to try and make that work,” Sutherland told Rolling Stone Country last year. “But I really enjoyed it. We were playing bars with 250 to 300 people and there was something nice that happened at the end: the audience would understand that there’s not that much different between you and me, regardless of what their perception was when they walked in. The songs did that.”
Sutherland and his band will hit the road Saturday, February 18th, with a show in Niagara Falls, New York, and another the following day in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. More dates are scheduled for the spring, including the Stagecoach Festival on April 30th, in Indio, California, and throughout May.
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Kiefer Sutherland has released his second single, “Can’t Stay Away,” off his forthcoming album, Down in a Hole.
The track channels the vocals of those from the 1970s rock-meets-country era with a smooth guitar lick throughout the song that makes “Can’t Stay Away” an easy listen. Sutherland, who co-wrote or self-penned every song on the album, paints the lyrical picture of a love that he keeps coming back to, even in trying times.
For the new country singer, Sutherland has found great confidence within his music by allowing his songs to represent his experiences and thoughts he’s dealt with throughout his life. His new record reveals the untold stories that Sutherland has now unfolded to his fans musically.
“This record is the closest thing I’ve ever had to a journal or diary. All of these songs are pulled from my own personal experiences. There is something very satisfying about being able to look back on my own life, good times and bad, and express those sentiments in music. As much as I have enjoyed the writing and recording process, I am experiencing great joy now being able to play these songs to a live audience, which was something I hadn’t counted on,” Sutherland said.
Sutherland’s debut album will be released later this summer. He will be heading to Canada for tour, starting June 16 in Gravenhurst and wrapping on July 30 in North Bay. Fans can check out more tour dates HERE.
Actor Kiefer Sutherland’s played a bad boy vampire, a musketeer and counter terrorism agent Jack Bauer on Fox’s hit action series “24.”
But could Sutherland play a country singer…in real life?
That was the big question Thursday when the 49-year-old Sutherland kicked off his first tour at Shank Hall in Milwaukee.
A couple hundred people packed the club, despite the fact that Sutherland has only released one song. And right before the actor took the stage, one fan screamed “Lost Boys,” the title of one of Sutherland’s most famous films.
But by the end of the show, fans were swayed by Sutherland’s abilities. One fan was flashing devil horns during the smoking “Down in a Hole,” the title track from Sutherland’s debut album, coming out in June. People may have come to see a celebrity up close, but Sutherland earned the crowd’s respect through solid songs instead of star power.