Updated: Jun 29
Believe it or not, our beloved actors and musicians often have hidden depths that elude our gaze. While we may think we know everything about them, there's always more to uncover. The beauty lies in the realization that we need not forsake one passion for another. In fact, some incredibly talented individuals have chosen to embark on new musical ventures while maintaining their primary careers or bands. Brace yourself for a world where the boundaries blur and creativity knows no limits!
While Joe Keery may be widely recognized as the unparalleled babysitter extraordinaire, Steve Harrington, in the hit series Stranger Things, he is not confined to just on-screen adventures. Behind the scenes, Keery unveils another facet of his talent through his music project known as Djo (pronounced "The Joe"). With two albums under his belt, he invites us to explore the diverse dimensions of his musical prowess.
In his debut album, "Twenty Twenty," released in 2019, Keery masterfully blends melancholic melodies crafted by synthesizers and electric guitars. Tracks like "Roddy," "Chateau (Feel Alright)," and "Tentpole Shangrila" immerse us in a sonic landscape where wistful tunes take center stage. However, Keery surprises us with bursts of energy and funky guitar solos in tracks like "Flash Mountain" and "Personal Lies," injecting a vibrant and groovy spirit into his music.
Djo allows Joe Keery to step beyond the confines of his on-screen persona and unveil a whole new realm of musical expression. Through his captivating synthesis of introspective melodies, intricate guitar work, and poignant lyrics, Keery invites us to join him on a musical journey that transcends expectations and unveils the depth of his creative ambitions. So, buckle up and immerse yourself in the world of Djo, where the familiar meets the unexpected, and the boundaries between actor and musician dissolve into pure artistic brilliance.
Enter the sonic realm of Zac Farro, known as the dynamic drummer of Paramore, where he sheds his rhythmic prowess and embraces his inner musician. In his captivating musical project, Farro takes on the role of singer and multi-instrumentalist, showcasing his extraordinary talents on drums, percussion, keyboards, bass, and guitar. Drawing inspiration from diverse influences like Radiohead, Death Cab for Cutie, and Dead Mans Bones, he weaves together a tapestry of musical brilliance.
Dead Man's Bones
The rock duo conformed by Ryan Gosling, who performed under the alias of “ "Baby Goose", and Zach Shields, released their homonym album back in 2009. Inspired by their mutual fascination with graveyards or anything deathly, the duo decided to write songs about love stories between ghosts and monsters. They had a couple of rules during the recording process: To play all of the instruments themselves (including ones that they never touch before), not play with a click track, and not do more than three takes on any song. They also decided to collaborate with the Silverlake Conservatory Children's Choir All these elements, created a hunting, mysterious and raw sound. The electric guitars, along with the synthesizers and the voices of the choir generate an instant ambient, almost as in you were dancing in a haunted house, along with the ghost of the past attendees of the party.