Chord Overstreet's Going Solo, Giving 'Glee's Lea Michele, Naya Rivera, Run For Their Money
Lea Michele, Naya Rivera, Amber Riley, and Chord Overstreet, oh my! The Glee girls aren't the only ones who can go solo, according to Overstreet. Recently, the younger brother of Hot Chelle Rae's guitarist, Nash Overstreet, has taken to YouTube to show off Chord Overstreet's musical prowess. Overstreet doesn't only put his own spin on his covers, he happily strums along on his guitar to original songs as well to make it a full acoustically awesome experience. And boy, are we impressed. (Also — that haircut, Chord? Good. Looks.)
So, why should you pay this Glee star any particular attention when there's so many of them off doing their own thing? For one, he's good. He's really good. His adorable, homemade, amateur video vibe doesn't make us feel like we're watching someone who is famous. It's an intimate kind of thing-- just Overstreet and his camera, and he's clearly doing it because he enjoys it, not because he's trying to be some kind of breakout star (Which, we wouldn't be surprised if it happened, anyway). It's so purely fun and unpretentious that his raw talent shines through in the best way. I mean, really, with a name like Chord, how can you be anything but musically inclined?
Below is the twenty-five year old's first video of his cover/mash-up of Daft Punk and Pharrell's "Get Lucky" and Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night," aptly called "Get Lucky Friday Night." This cover completely transforms the songs, giving it a Jason Mraz-like feel with Overstreet's own unique smoky sounding country twist.
The second installment to his YouTube channel is an original song entitled, "Birthday Suit," which by all means, he can sing to us any time he likes. It's a playful, light tune about his preference of girls that are who they are, au naturale. While the message has been relayed before in jams like Bruno Mars's "Just The Way You Are,' this doesn't feel forced or trite, but rather renewed with Overstreet's own flavor and style.
Keep the music videos coming, Chord. We have a sneaking suspicion you have a bright music career ahead of you.