Cheyenne Jackson On New Album, Breakup, “Behind The Candelabra,” More: WATCH

Cheyenne Jackson sat down with NewNowNext to discuss his new album, I’m Blue, Skies. The title, he says, is intentionally ambiguous. “The comma is not a typo,” he jokes. “There’s the literal meaning—I’m blue, I’m melancholy… and also ’I’m Blue Skies.” I’m happy, I’m optimistic.”

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Its a fitting title, considering Jackson’s publicized split from husband Monte Lapka happened just as his star was rising with appearances on top TV shows and acclaimed films. The out star also talked about writing songs with Sia (“my muse,”), his thoughts on his former Glee co-star Cory Monteith, and the haters that can pop up on social media. “It was my first brush with people writing shit that wasn’t true,” he says of the comments about his personal life after the divorce. “And you can’t do anything about it!”

Check it all out above. Below, watch the official music video for Cheyenne Jackson’s “I’m Blue, Skies.”

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