The notable actor released his debut novel, Holy Cow, back in February, has a new television show called Aquarius premiering in May, and chances are your social media feeds were dominated last week by news that The X Files was coming back for a six-episode reunion, with production beginning this summer.
So naturally, Duchovny’s got new album coming out, titled Hell Or Highwater, which in December was recorded at Q Division Studios in Somerville and now has a street date of May 12, released via Boston label ThinkSay Records. And today, to hype the pre-sale, he teased snippets of two songs, the modern rock-sounding title track and a more upbeat, Americana-tinged number called “Another Year.”
Hell Or Highwater was produced by Berklee College of Music alum Colin Lee, and Duchovny’s band features some familiar names in the Boston music scene, including members of shoegaze outfit Infinity Girl and indie rock Weather, who used to perform under the Friendly People moniker.
“Making this record is a dream come true, but I never had this dream — it’s still a shock when I think about how all this music happened,” Duchovny says in a statement, via Rolling Stone. “What I do know is that I feel these songs represent the truest expression that I’ve ever been able to achieve and I look forward to sharing it with everyone.”
While Duchovny was in town recording Hell Or Highwater, he spoke to a class at Berklee, stressing resilience in any career path, discussing how his poetry evolved into lyric writing, and revealing his own personal writing process.