Simu Liu reveals he is working to be a musician: ‘People can have career changes’

Simu Liu reveals he is working to be a musician: ‘People can have career changes’

In 2021, the Marvel star released his debut song, “Hot Soup,” with 88rising for the soundtrack of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”

March 14, 2023
Simu Liu recently revealed that he is continuing his pursuit of his lifelong dream to be a musician.
On Sunday, Liu, 33, spoke about his decades-long dream with Q’s Tom Power during the Juno Songwriters’ Circle at the Winspear Centre in Edmonton, Canada. The Marvel star returned to Edmonton to host this year’s Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences’ Juno Awards on Monday, where he sang parodies of Nickelback and Avril Lavigne songs.
During his recent interview with Power, the “Shang-Chi” actor shared some insights on his path to becoming a musician as he is now in the process of releasing his own music, according to the CBC.
I’ve always wanted to be a musician,” Liu revealed. “I was a part of a boy band when I was 12. I mean, nothing ever happened. It was called LX4 because all of our names started with L.”
“I’m about to turn 34 and putting out music for the first time,” he continued. “It’s a bit of an interesting feeling. But, you know, age is just a number, you guys! People can have career changes or new careers.”
Hot Soup,” a song Liu recorded for the soundtrack of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” in 2021, is considered by many as his debut track.
While specific details about his upcoming music project have yet to be revealed, Liu shared in an interview with Complex in January 2022 that he is working with 88rising, the same label he worked with on “Hot Soup.”
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The “Kim’s Convenience” star revealed that his talks with Sean Miyashiro, the CEO of 88rising, continued after the success of “Hot Soup,” noting that there was “a lot of enthusiasm on both ends to just continue to explore in that way.”
There’s something really great about music and its immediacy. … It has been a passion of mine. So yeah, it’s great. It’s going great. And I love that it just makes it uniquely mine. I’m excited and quite terrified to share with the world,” Liu said.
In September 2022, the “Barbie” actor sang an acoustic cover of David Allen Coe’s “Tennessee Whiskey” and posted it on Instagram.
His video has garnered over 1.7 million views and 243,000 likes.
Back in 2018, Liu notably collaborated with AJ Rafael on a cover of “White Christmas.”
Besides his music, Liu also talked about his memoir, “We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story,” which was released on May 12, 2022.
While the book tells the story of Liu’s journey from life in Canada to becoming a worldwide sensation as a Marvel superhero, the Canadian actor dedicates the first six chapters of his memoir to his parents, who immigrated to Canada from China.
I truly believe that I would not be where I am were it not for the sacrifices of my parents,” Liu told Power. “For the doors that they opened up, the opportunities that I’m now able to have because of them — because of their hard work and sacrifice — I owe them my eternal gratitude.”

      Bryan Ke

      Bryan Ke is a Reporter for NextShark




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