Luke Evans is a Welsh actor whose name and face you might not place at first but whom you’ve probably seen in something recently. In recent years, he’s been in blockbusters and mainstream hits like The Hobbit movies, the Fast & Furious franchise, “Murder Mystery” (with Adam Sandler), as well as “Beauty and the Beast” (with Emma Watson). He played Gaston in “Beauty” and looking at his Wikipedia page, you see that he actually got his start in London West End musicals. So it makes sense that he’d release an album.
Titled “At Last”, Evans covers among others U2’s “With Or Without You”, Cher’s “If I Could Turn Back Time”, Etta James’ “At Last”, and “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” by Roberta Flack. Pat Benatar’s “Love is a Battlefield” is the first teaser, which you can hear in the clip below. It’s more a power ballad than the shoulder-shake of her version; his take is quite good. So I’m looking forward to hearing more. The album will be out November 22nd.