Actor Simu Liu has a tune in his coronary heart and a debut album on his thoughts.
After breaking into renditions of Avril Lavigne and Nickelback hits as host of the Juno Awards, the “Kim’s Comfort” star says he hopes to launch a few of his personal tunes sooner or later.
Liu says he struck a cope with Los Angeles-based file label 88rising, which specializes within the careers of Asian American artists.
He defined on the Junos pink carpet in Edmonton that it has led to “collaborating on some music we’re actually excited to share.”
Liu, who grew up in Mississauga, Ont., says that would imply his personal album “would possibly occur sooner fairly than later.”
The 33-year-old is not fully new to working with 88Rising, because the label collaborated with him on the monitor “Scorching Soup” for the 2021 soundtrack of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”
Earlier than he was an expert actor, Liu flirted with boy-band stardom when he joined the short-lived highschool group LX4.
On the Junos final yr, Liu stunned viewers when he pulled out a guitar and serenaded the viewers with a parody of Lavigne’s “Sophisticated,” sparking questions on whether or not he deliberate to sing extra.
He did on the Junos on Monday, which led one reporter within the media room to ask Liu about what he would sing on a hypothetical album of covers. He selected John Legend’s ballad “All of Me,” the rousing “Go the Distance” from the soundtrack of Disney’s “Hercules” and “Lose Your self” by rapper Eminem.
“This album (would) make no sense, but it surely (would) be superb as a result of I’ll have had lots of enjoyable doing it,” he joked.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed March 19, 2023.