With the climactic Avengers: Endgame behind him, actor Jeremy Renner has turned away from films and fighting Thanos to take on the world of music. This is far from a sudden direction for the actor,, of course, as he has displayed his vocal talents many times in the past few years, most recently when he collaborated with Sam Feldt for the song, “Heaven (Don’t Have a Name)” last year.
In an interview with People Magazine, Renner explained that music has always been a huge part of his life, more so than acting. “Acting came into my brain around 20. Music has always been my first love as far as something other than my family.” The actor, best known for roles such as Hawkeye in the MCU and William Brandt in the Mission Impossible franchise, released three original songs, “Main Attraction,” “Nomad” and “Sign” as part of an ad campaign for Jeep. The songs are described by Renner as being a mix between the works of Imagine Dragons and Queen.
Renner talked to People about how his relationship with music developed as he grew up, beginning with one summer when at the age of 12, he created instruments out of cardboard, “I put on a show and I charged my sister a dollar and all her friends a dollar to come in and watch us play cardboard instruments. I think I made five bucks!”
The interview also revealed that Renner taught himself how to play piano, guitar and drums. The actor described what music means to him and how he attaches it to his family, as he often spends time in his home studio creating music. “[One thing that] makes [music] greater is that I get to stay here in my home and do it and get to be around the people I love.”
He revealed that he had several songs written. When asked whether he planned to release a full album, Renner remained uncertain, but expressed an openness to the possibility. He remarked, “That’s a future thing. I’m happy to share music now, which I wasn’t before.”
(via Fox News)