February 20, 2012
By, Jon Stickler
Multi-Emmy-winning Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will release his debut album on 22nd May 2012. Entitled ‘Music Is Better Than Words’, the album sees MacFarlane singing some of the hidden gems of the ‘40s and ‘50s big band era and features duets with Norah Jones and Sara Bareilles.
The creative force behind Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, a franchise with an estimated worth of approximately $2 billion, TV producer and actor Seth MacFarlane’s work has garnered four Emmys and seven Emmy nominations, including one in the Outstanding Comedy Series category. MacFarlane is also currently working on his directorial feature film debut, TED, which will star Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg, and is producing The Flintstones, a 21st century version of the classic animated comedy.
A music enthusiast, MacFarlane is known as one of the few showrunners in Hollywood who utilizes a complete orchestra on a weekly basis to score his shows. An experienced live performer, having played to sold out audiences at the Royal Albert Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall, MacFarlane voices many of his shows’ various characters and sings on almost all the musical numbers. His voice has been celebrated for its phrasing, richness and consistency, and he jumped at the chance to record his own album. “It’s rare in this day and age to have the opportunity to create an album that celebrates the classic, sophisticated sound of rich, lush swing orchestrations. It was an absolute joy to sing this music.”