VIDEO: Darren Criss Chats New Album on MTV News
Glee star Darren Criss sat down with MTV News to talk about his latest album and revealed that the project challenged him to create something fans had never heard before. "I could make that very niche pretentious, Wall of Sound, Rufus Wainwright, Animal Collective fusion record, which I will make someday maybe, but it won't sell 'cause nobody will like it except me," he shared. "I could do that, but as an artist everyone has a responsibility when they're on a public landscape to cast the widest net and find the in-between." Check out the interview below!
Criss will give fans a preview into his new album and perform hits from his 2009 self-released EP Human on his upcoming 'Listen Up" tour. Special guest, singer-songwriter Theo Katzman, will open on select dates. The LISTEN UP tour will kick-off on May 29 th in his hometown of San Francisco, California and continue through June 30 th concluding in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Darren Criss has topped the Billboard charts as a performer, solo artist and composer and stars as "Blaine Anderson" on FOX's Emmy and Golden Globe Awardwinning series Glee. Prior to his television career, Criss garnered the attention of millions when he and his University of Michigan friends created "A Very Potter Musical," which became a viral phenomenon. Thereafter, they started StarKid Productions, writing and producing subsequent online hits like Starship, Me and My Dick and A Very Potter Sequel, with Criss providing the music and lyrics for the latter. In 2009, he dropped his self-released album Human, which landed on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. He makes his film debut this summer in Girl Most Likely, opposite Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening and Matt Dillon.
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