Jeff Bridges signs record deal, set to release his debut album in the summer
Jeff Bridges won an Oscar in 2009 for playing a washed up musician who makes a career comeback with a heartfelt song in "Crazy Heart" and now the actor is imitating his art with his own album debut due out this summer.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor signed a record deal with Blue Note, the Jazz geared label that currently has artists like Norah Jones in its roster.
The actor is collaborating with T-Bone Burnett, who also won an Oscar for his work on "Crazy Heart" where he co-wrote the song "The Weary Kind."
Bridges will contribute his own music compositions on the currently untitled album as well as covers of artists like Tom Waits.
The 61-year-old also dons the May cover of Esquire magazine where he opens up about his new foray into the music world. "Acting, man," Bridges told the magazine. "Believe me, I like life to come at me a little slower than that. I was just playing the calm guy&.But I am taking advantage of the opportunity. Now's the perfect time for me to do something like this."
He adds, "But I am taking advantage of the opportunity," he says, smiling with his eyes and his mouth. He smiles a lot. It's his default expression. "Now's the perfect time for me to do something like this."