I’ll see you all in white again
We’ll beat the devil
All ill will be well
I will stand here forever
Come on rushing waters
Heartbreak and Hell
—from “Hell or Highwater” by David Duchovny
Actor, director, producer, poet, author, English lit scholar—and singer/songwriter?
Fifty-four-year-old David Duchovny stars as the Charles Manson chasing L.A. homicide detective Sam Hodiak in the 60s-era series Aquarius airing May 28 on NBC. He’s reprising his role of Fox Mulder on an upcoming X-Files mini-series, where the characters will leave off from the second film, The X-Files: I Want to Believe. The former Californication star also recently published an allegorical novel entitled Holy Cow about pastured animals who fear going to an industrial meat farm.
If that’s not enough, the Renaissance man is releasing his first album, Hell or Highwater, this week. The alt-rock record is comprised of 12 self-penned tracks. While he never imagined becoming a singer/songwriter, he believes music is one of the truest forms of expression: “What I do know is that I feel these songs represent the truest expression that I’ve ever been able to achieve and I look forward to sharing it with everyone,” said Duchovny.