Former 'Glee' Star Kevin McHale Makes His Musical Return With Justin Thorne on 'Summer Nights': Exclusive Video Premiere
It’s been six years since the boy band NLT disbanded, but now two members of the group are back with the nostalgia-filled song “Summer Nights.”
Kevin McHale of Glee fame (remember the super-lovable Artie Abrams?) and Justin Thorne star in the video which follows a group of twentysomething friends having a quintessential summer night -- captured in its entirety on Snapchat.
Thorne, who wrote the song, knew from the beginning that he wanted his friend and former bandmate to be on the track.
“I didn't feel like this was a song I should do on my own,” explains Thorne, “and Kevin always loved it so it was a great excuse for us to get in the studio and record our first song together since we were in NLT six years ago.”
For McHale, this marks his first musical release since his time on Glee. And the duo’s release of the “Summer Nights” song and video says a lot about his take on the music industry today.
"Putting out this song and video sums up how I feel about the music business in 2015. We consume music in such a different way, in a more casual way,” says McHale. "The key being it was all very natural. We made the song with friends and the video with friends. That’s what I’m all about, no need to overthink it.”
Watch the video for “Summer Nights” below, which Billboard is exclusively premiering: