You may know Balthazar Getty as an actor, but what you wouldn't know is that his real passion is music. Getty's fascination for producing and mixing started in his late teens, and he finally decided to put his musical ambition in high gear.
So, he created his own label, PURPLEHAUS, and armed with just a Pro Tools rig, his DIY debut album SOLARDRIVE was birthed in three weeks. He recorded/produced/co-wrote the self titled album with the help of friends like Kevin Hicks, Ozomatli, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Asdru Sierra, Mother Tongue bassist David Gould, and Rain Phoenix (Joaquin's sister). He said, "Like it's my time, in a way, and I want to share what I'm doing with like-minded people," when asked about branching out in music.
SOLARDRIVE was created with the dream that you can bring all different types of creative angles together to shape a new sound. There are eight songs that pay homage to Getty's love for different musical sounds that he grew up loving: 90s NYC rap, electronica, and nitty gritty blues.
The first single, " No Drama," features his childhood friend Kevin Hicks rapping. Even though the song is short and sweet at just under two minutes, it makes you want to keep on listening/repeating. The full album drops April 23; go get yourself some rad SOLARDRIVE tunes, because you will be rocked.