Most of us know Hunter Parrish as Mary-Louise Parker’s easy-on-the-eyes son on Weeds. But in a past life, Parrish starred on Broadway in Spring Awakening (RIP) and Godspell. Like fellow Spring Awakening actress Lea Michele, who now stars on Glee, Parrish can belt out a pop song like the best of ’em and that’s exactly what he does on a debut six-song EP, Guessing Games, out June 29.
The single Billboard.com is streaming from the album is all the proof I need of Glee‘s Broadway-ification of pop music. In Sitting At Home, Parrish belts, "It’s like we’re drinking in Paris, it’s like we’re kissing in Rome" —sunny, upbeat lyrics that you can bet will find their way to the latest rom-com near you.
Hunter Parrish’s voice is a good one, of course.You don’t end up on Broadway without a set of pipes. I just hoped for something a little more folk-y and grittier, considering the EP is being marketed as "folk."