Simu Liu proves he is the Asian songbird of our generation with his ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ cover

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  • Simu Liu wowed his fans with an acoustic cover of the country classic “Tennessee Whiskey.”
  • Originally recorded by David Allen Coe in 1981, the track was most recently popularized by Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake before the “Shang-Chi” star offered his own interpretation of the song.
  • While Liu is mostly known for his acting chops, he has a fascinating history within the music world, appearing in music videos and performing covers of popular songs like Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and Drake’s “Hold on, We’re Going Home”
  • He also recently appeared as a featured artist on the soundtrack for “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” on the track “Hot Soup.”

Simu Liu wowed his fans with an acoustic cover of “Tennessee Whiskey.” 

On Monday, Liu uploaded a clip of himself performing the country music classic on Instagram. Originally recorded by David Allen Coe in 1981, the track was most recently popularized by Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake before the “Shang-Chi” star offered his own interpretation of the song. 

 

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While Liu is mostly known for his acting chops, he has a fascinating history within the music world. One of his first acting gigs was actually a brief appearance as an office worker in the music video for EDM legend Avicii’s track “I Could be The One.”

Other covers Liu has performed include a mash-up of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and Drake’s “Hold on, We’re Going Home” on the YouTube channel Covers and Friends and Taeyang’s “Eyes, Nose, Lips,” which he sang on Instagram Live.

More recently, Liu lent his vocals to the soundtrack to his own film, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” as a featured artist on the track “Hot Soup.” 

While fans are hotly anticipating his upcoming cinematic roles as one of three Kens in the upcoming film “Barbie” as well as future Marvel Cinematic Universe appearances as Shang-Chi, don’t be surprised if Liu starts making waves within the music industry as well. 

 

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