MANILA, Philippines—Multi-talented artist Simu Liu, known for his roles as an actor in blockbuster films like Barbie and Marvel’s Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings, has stepped into the music scene with the highly awaited release of his debut EP, “ANXIOUS-AVOIDANT,” under his independent label, Markham Valley Records.
Having nurtured his musical passion from a young age, Simu’s journey into music draws inspiration from diverse influences, ranging from the crafted pop tunes of Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC to guitar-led sounds of Coldplay and John Mayer. The EP showcases Simu’s undeniable talent, presenting a collection of beautifully crafted songs enriched with stadium-filling hooks.
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Speaking about his debut musical venture, Simu expresses, “ANXIOUS-AVOIDANT marks the beginning of my journey into music. I’ve always been an admirer of the power of songwriting, and I’m hoping that these four songs on the EP will give listeners a window into a different part of me.”
Exploring a tonally mature and timeless sound, Simu blends influences from bands like Coldplay and One Republic, as well as artists like John Mayer and Lewis Capaldi. The EP’s title, derived from a form of attachment style, reflects Simu’s intention to capture the turbulence and insecurity of his own dating experiences.
Simu Liu, a true rarity across various fields, is not only a New York Times-bestselling author for the memoir “We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story” but also a dynamic singer, songwriter, and musician. Following his notable role in Marvel’s Shang-Chi, where he contributed the fan-favorite “Hot Soup” to the soundtrack, Simu continues to captivate audiences with his inimitable sound, earning acclaim from Good Morning America, BuzzFeed, Pop Sugar, and Rolling Stone.
To celebrate the release of “ANXIOUS-AVOIDANT,” Simu will perform the EP live for the first time at his debut headline show in Los Angeles on December 13th at the iconic Hotel Café. Tickets go on sale Saturday, November 18th, at 10 am PT.