Emile Hirsch is turning his attention to music.
The “Into the Wild” actor announced Tuesday on Instagram that he had started a new band called Hysterical Kindness with musicians Chris Sayre and Brian Cohen.
Now, Hirsch has released the first song, “You”, from the band.
In his post announcing the formation of Hysterical Kindness, the 33-year-old explained that the band grew out of a movie he’d filmed recently.
“A couple years ago I played a singer in a bluegrass band called Hysterical Kindness in the J.K. Simmons movie ‘All Nighter’,” the actor wrote. “And me and Chris and Brian — the musicians — liked working together so much on a cover song of Bob Seger’s ‘Night Moves’, we ended up making an entire album together.”
Here's kind of a funny story: a couple years ago I played a singer in a bluegrass band called Hysterical Kindness in the JK Simmons movie All Nighter. And me and Chris and Brian- the musicians- liked working together so much on a cover song of Bob Seger's Night Moves, we ended up making an entire album together, in the spirit of Martin, the character I played. It was a really awesome experience for all of us- the story behind all the songs and the way it was made will wait for another day, but the first song we are releasing, "You" I'm putting the link up to in the bio. The band is still called Hysterical Kindness, the album is called Simple Things, and its gonna drop on June 1st- so I guess Kanye is gonna have some competition?! We all made it together with a desire to just express ourselves. Hope you guys like it.
Hirsch also announced the band’s first album, Simple Things, is on the way next month, on the same day as Kanye West’s upcoming record.
“Its gonna drop on June 1st,” he said, “so I guess Kanye is gonna have some competition?!”