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'Glee' Star Chord Overstreet on New Album, His Song Featured in 'Vampire Diaries' Season Finale

Plus, the actor/musician reflects on his just-released 'Tree House Tapes' EP and his musical influences

Actor and singer/songwriter Chord Overstreet may have gotten his break starring in the hit TV series Glee, but says he's "focusing 100% [on] music" right now. He just dropped his Tree House Tapes EP in May and he's already working on a full length album. Above, Overstreet gives fans an update on the album, explains his sound and biggest musical influences, from The Beach Boys to James Taylor.

But Chord's not resting on his laurels as he works on the album. On top of his recent EP, his song "Hold On" was featured in a major scene during the Vampire Diaries season eight finale this past March. In our interview Overstreet reveals the behind-the-scenes story of how the song landed a spot in the hit CW series. BTW, if you love the song but also want a Summer bop, Chord just released a chill, uptempo remix of "Hold On".

Below, watch fellow Glee alum Darren Criss and his brother introduce us to their new music group Computer Games:

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