Our loveably awkward favorite actor, Michael Cera, has gotten musical in many of his on-screen roles, most notably picking the guitar for Moldy Peaches covers in “Juno,” but the 26-year-old has a passion for crooning in real life as well. Not only has the actor appeared in some music videos for Canadian band Islands, but he even toured as the bassist for the band’s side-project Mister Heavenly.
Now, it seems as though Cera is taking the road less publicized by self-releasing a lo-fi folk album on bandcamp. While the page gives little proof that it is actually a project by Cera himself, and not just some wanna-be, those tracks that do feature vocals, especially the delightful cover of Blaze Foley’s “Clay Pigeons,” put some proof in the pudding. Additionally, bromantic comedian Jonah Hill tweeted last night about the project, of which he approves:
My great friend Michael Cera not only is a brilliant actor, he also makes great music. Check it out: http://t.co/lbc8sDcSco
— Jonah Hill (@JonahHill) August 13, 2014
“True That” is mostly a collection of instrumentals, but is representative of his outward creativity, taking an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to bedroom recording. The album can be streamed on bandcamp, or purchased digitally, which includes three bonus tracks.