Actor Jeremy Sisto Releases Solo Debut "Escape Tailor" Today
Tue, 08 May 2012 09:36:12
Acclaimed actor Jeremy Sisto, who currently stars in Suburgatory, played Billy on Six Feet Under, and Elton in Clueless, issued his solo debut album, Escape Tailor, today.
His music is thoughtful, raspy-voiced, singer-songwriter stuff.
For Sisto, music has been "something I've always loved and performed in my own time," and the character of Escape Tailor is something of an alter ego that evolved after he started playing for small audiences in New York.
"He's someone who lives wholly in the present, unburdened of social norms and deeply tethered to his own flawed humanity," says Sisto. With his wild hair and blanched face, the character seems equal parts street musician and homeless clown, a ghost "that people look through, like a lot of people on the fringes of society."
He is visible in the vid, that's for sure. What an interesting character this Escape Tailor is!
The songs, many of which written and recorded in his home studio, are largely contemplative and downbeat, reminiscent of Jeff Bridges' down-and-out balladry in Crazy Heart, fueled by Sisto's expressive baritone, which frequently rises to a tenor howl. Its themes – alienation and attachment, hardship and faith, transgression and redemption – come alive with Sisto's facile acoustic guitar work, incorporating threads of folk, country, R&B and blues.
In "Just Cuz," Sisto's Escape Tailor (the character, not the title, obviously) wanders the streets in a white suit with his guitar: the world seemingly moving backward as he flails ahead, some onlookers recoiling at his appearance, most simply ignoring him. It's beautifully tragic all around.
Watch the video for "Just Cuz" below:
What do you think of Jeremy Sisto's music and "Just Cuz?" You can buy Escape Tailor on iTunes