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Chord Overstreet Hits the Studio to Record His First Album

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There is life after ‘Glee.’ Actor Chord Overstreet — who was bounced from the hit show and won’t be back for the third season kicking off next month — isn’t letting any post-’Glee’ grass grow under his feet. The singer, 22, has moved on and is working on his debut album!
TVLine chatted with the tow-headed star, who said that he was “bummed initially” about not being signed on as a series regular during his stint on what is only the biggest show on prime time. Despite this, he was positive about life on and after ‘Glee,’ saying, “I had the best time working on the show and I had one of the best life experiences. It was a blast. But I decided to look at it as an opportunity to dive into my music.”

Overstreet actually declined producers’ offers to appear on the show this season “for a few episodes” so that he could instead focus on the task at hand, which is his album. Since there was no guarantee of extended ‘Glee’ glory, Overstreet moved on. He revealed, “I’ve been writing music my entire life and I had an opportunity to work on a record. It’s something I have a huge passion for. I did a lot of thinking and I felt like it was a good time to work on my album and focus on that avenue of my career.” He said that his album has been his priority for the past two months. A release date has not been determined.

There is no bitterness about leaving ‘Glee,’ either. He said that he doesn’t think he can ever stop watching the series even though he’s no longer starring on it.

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