While some may be surprised to see Kiefer Sutherland embracing his new persona as a country singer, music has long been a passion for the former 24 action hero.

In a revealing new video, Sutherland shares a behind-the-scenes look at the making of his debut album, Down in A Hole, a collaboration with longtime pal Jude Cole, a singer-songwriter and producer who’s worked with the likes of Lifehouse and Beth Orton.

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When Cole, who’s been friends with Sutherland since their 20s, came across a song Sutherland recorded, it was an “aha”; moment that led him to ask if Sutherland had written any other songs. He had.

“I had been writing the whole time, and thought about getting some demos done, maybe send them to EMI and Sony and see if anybody would record them,”; reflects Sutherland in an interview with Billboard.

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“Jude talked me into coming into the studio and doing that, and then he said, “I think you should keep these, and make a record.’ I just laughed at him. We had a couple of drinks, and the idea sounded smarter. Then, we had a couple more drinks, and it sounded even better. So, we agreed to record some stuff, and if we liked it, we would do something with it. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t.”;

The result is Sutherland’s country-tinged debut Down in A Hole. Check out this look at the making of the album: