Kiefer Sutherland Returns to Music with Second Album

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by Victoria Holdsworth

He’s been a brat pack member and teen heartthrob, played a vampire, an outlaw and countless other characters in his life time, and released a critically acclaimed 2016 debut album, Down In A Hole, which has taken the Hollywood screen legend down a very different path in life.

Since then he has followed up with Reckless & Me, which will be released on April 26 via BMG, and is the second chapter in a musical journey that has seen Sutherland play hundreds of shows.

Emerging organically from Sutherland’s touring in support of his debut, the ten songs were written primarily by Sutherland with select contributions from his producer and long-term friend Jude Cole. They recorded the majority of the album in two sets of sessions, each spanning three or four days, at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles.

Kiefer Sutherland Returns to Music with Second Album promoSutherland was inspired by the location’s rich history, and especially by posing next to a photo of Paul McCartney looking back at a photo of Frank Sinatra. Their supporting musicians shared a strong pedigree, notably guitarist Waddy Wachtel (Stevie Nicks), drummer Brian MacLeod (Sheryl Crow) and the legendary pianist Jim Cox.

“Personal stories from my life”

While country music is the beating heart of Reckless & Me, its songs span wider Americana, encompassing folk, rock, blues and a whole lot more. They’re all connected by Sutherland’s love of sharing stories, whether by recounting snapshots of his own life or relating the experiences of others.

“As an actor I know that making a connection with an audience always comes by virtue of the story or the character,” he explains. “This is very different. They’re personal stories from my life. As lucky as I am, there are things you can’t avoid: friends of yours are going to die, you’re going to be let down, your heart will be broken. Hopefully they help both me and the audience to realise that none of us are alone in trying to get these things in life. And there’s something comforting about that. At least to me.”

Kiefer Sutherland will preview the album by playing three SOLD OUT stripped-back acoustic shows in the UK next month. The intimate shows will see him share the stories behind the songs, and will give fans the opportunity to ask questions on his music, life and acting career.

Fans can pre-order the album here:

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