Kiefer Sutherland Talks About Releasing His First Album
Look, Kiefer Sutherland gets it why people are skeptical of actors who launch music careers, he does.
“I had no intention of making an album. I hear about an actor wanting to do music and my eyes roll back too,” he told People. “I’m completely aware of the stigma and that’s why I never did it.”
Except now he is doing it, releasing his debut album Down in a Hole this Friday (Aug. 19).
Sutherland said music has always been a big part of his life, and he started writing songs as 15. “Music was something that I became really seriously attached to as a really young person because I had an older brother who I idolized and he was the biggest music fan in the world. I just wanted to be exactly like him. I made the joke that I was probably the only third grader that was listening to Aerosmith, so country music was not the music that I certainly grew up on.”
His first single, “Can’t Stay Away,” recently premiered on CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown. Sutherland explained about the song, “People have asked, ‘Oh, what girl is that about?’ It was never about a girl,” Sutherland says of “Can’t Stay Away.” “It was about a bar up the street, walking in the wrong direction when I should be walking home. There was a period, for better or worse, I spent a lot of time there around 2002 or 2003.”