Darren Criss: The Song is The Song

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Darren Criss

Unless you're what they call a "millennial," Darren Criss may be a new name for you. But this excitable heart throb who made it big on the hit show Glee and starred Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch, has a mature appreciation for the music. His love for the music is actually so deep that despite having a full day of rehearsals and a slight fever he came down to Naked American Headquarters to talk at length about Chet Baker, Jack Jones, and the immortal importance of the Rat Pack.

In the course of their chat, Darren compared Cole Porter to Carly Rae Jepson, and wondered aloud why he hasn't recorded more Radiohead covers. Host Julian Fleisher and Darren also did a little impromptu harmonizing on Darren's favorite of his own compositions, one he hopes to enter into the Naked American Songbook.

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