He made Judah Friedlander “turn gay” on 30 Rock. And this fall he’s playing the sweet temptation living next door to Ugly Betty. But right now I’m crushing on singer/songwriter/actor Val Emmich because of the song-by-song video series he launched promoting his solid-sounding new album, Little Daggers, due out next week (Sept. 23rd).
Emmich is easy on the camera, and he’s fun to watch. And his music is a sonic treat that’s strummy, melodic, articulate, emotional, poppy and fun. On his new album, he wants to pay tribute to great 60’s pop (he references Pet Sounds and Sgt. Pepper’s); but the sound is delightfully current. And he’s got puppy-dog eyes, which never hurts either.
His MySpace is full of all the clips (watch the monkey romance of “We Still Bleed,” song #8; or just start at the beginning with “The Lucky Ones” and work your way through!). Or just watch it below.