Jeff Bridges and David Lynch Launch Solo Albums

Jeff Bridges and David Lynch Launch Solo Albums

Aug 16, 2011

One peek at David Lynch's filmography proves that the surreal and wildly talented filmmaker is the kind of artist who takes his time putting out work. It was five long years after 2001's Mulholland Drive before audiences were treated to Inland Empire. That doesn't mean, however, that he's not busy as hell. 

While fans are twiddling their thumbs anxiously waiting for his next movie, Lynch occupies himself with a fine art career, directing commercials – which are more like short films, really – for places like Christian Dior, and spreading the word about Transcendental Meditation. He's also been involved in several music projects, which is something that started for him in the '80s when he produced and wrote lyrics for Julee Cruise's albums. You'll probably remember her voice from the song Falling that comes from the ether of a world otherwise known as Twin Peaks.
 
Since then, Lynch has had his hand in a few other musical incarnations, but he made his singing debut with the songs Ghost of Love and Walkin' on the Sky from Inland Empire, which quickly hooked people. A record label and several songs later, Deadline now reports that Lynch will debut his solo album, Crazy Clown Time on November 8, via Sunday Best Recordings. The filmmaker describes his style as "modern blues," which you'll get to hear him perfect over 14 original songs that use heavily processed vocals and synth beats. Remember the odd Good Day Today? That and I Know – which you can check out in the video below (it's very Twin Peaks/Fire Walk With Me) – will both be included on the release.

 
Another movie mogul turned musician is Jeff Bridges, who recently played a country singer in 2009's Crazy Heart. The Oscar-winning actor teamed up with T-Bone Burnett for his new album. The self-titled recording comes from Blue Note Records/EMI and will feature 10 songs. ”People like to put things in a box -- and they do that with their own lives too, they limit things -- but it’s all art to me,” Bridges told the Los Angeles Times. “To me, all art is truth. People try to define things and make it easier for their mind to digest things, I guess.” Bridges formed a friendship with Burnett after they met while working on the western Heaven's Gate. Since thenthe two have pursued their musical vision. "It was six months of playing together, and in a way all of this started back then. There's a lot of history that's led to this, and I don't think this is going to be the end of it, either," the actor revealed. For a taste of his new tunes, watch the album trailer below.

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