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.
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.
This may come as a surprise to his more casual fans, but Kiefer Sutherland has had a hankering for some country crooning for some time, and he’s finally doing something about it.
The former “24” star is embarking on a career in country music with the forthcoming album “Down in a Hole,” due out this summer. On Monday, he debuted the first single and video from the album, the rueful “Not Enough Whiskey,” with the help of Rolling Stone.
“If I hear about an actor doing a music project, my eyes are the first to roll,” he told the magazine. “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.”
To further prove his country bona fides, Sutherland will be presenting at the Academy of Country Music Awards on April 3, 2015, broadcast live on CBS, before kicking off a national tour on April 14.
Donald Sutherland shares the screen with his son Kiefer for the first time in the upcoming western, Forsaken, and ET has a behind-the-scenes first look.
“The most profound gift that I got from this experience was I realized that we spent nine weeks together, at least 14 hours a day, focused on building something together,” Kiefer said. “That ended up being the most special gift.”
The drama takes place in 1872 when gunfighter John Henry Clayton (Kiefer) retires and returns to his hometown of Fowler, Wyoming, hoping to repair his relationship with his estranged father, Reverend Clayton (Donald). Their bond is once again put in jeopardy when a gang begins terrorizing the local ranchers who refuse to sell their land to the railroad company that wants to build there. John Henry knows he’s the only one capable of fighting off the gang, but his father forbids him from returning to a life of violence.
Despite being an Emmy and Golden Globe winner, Kiefer admitted to having concerns about playing opposite his legendary father.