With a film and television career that has seen him face his fair share of perilous situations while portraying action heroes and the occasional villain, all it takes for Kiefer Sutherland to showcase his most vulnerable side is the subject of love – or the lack thereof. In the tender video for "I'll Do Anything," Sutherland's unvarnished vocals blend with the song's impassioned, take-me-as-I-am message, delivering a sweet, romantic Valentine that's all about finding the perfect love in the last place you'd think to look.
"What I discovered when writing this song," Sutherland tells Rolling Stone Country, "was that one gets to a point in life – hopefully earlier than later – when everything you need is already around you … if you're lucky."
Penned by Sutherland with his longtime friend – and co-owner of their Ironworks record label – Jude Cole, "I'll Do Anything" is featured on Down in a Hole, the Americana-flavored LP he released last August. The veteran actor admits that when he began performing songs from the project for audiences, the intimacy of the situation was unexpected.
"One of the things that surprised me the most is that when we went to play our first show, I'd go to explain where a song came from and I didn't realize how personal that was going to be — how open you have to be to try and make that work," Sutherland told Rolling Stone Country last year. "But I really enjoyed it. We were playing bars with 250 to 300 people and there was something nice that happened at the end: the audience would understand that there's not that much different between you and me, regardless of what their perception was when they walked in. The songs did that."
Sutherland and his band will hit the road Saturday, February 18th, with a show in Niagara Falls, New York, and another the following day in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. More dates are scheduled for the spring, including the Stagecoach Festival on April 30th, in Indio, California, and throughout May.