Patrick Brewer quickly won over the hearts of fans and David Rose when he entered onto the hit show Schitt’s Creek in season three. Their love for him was cemented when he declared his love for David during open mic night at Rose Apothecary, performing a swoon-worthy version of Tina Turner’s “Simply the Best.”
But what fans may not know is the actor, Noah Reid, is a musician in real life. Reid put his talents to the test in season four when the show’s creator and his co-star Dan Levy asked him to put a twist on the iconic pop song.
“I called up Noah and said, ‘Here’s the situation. We want like a really slow, nice cover. Do you want us to coordinate how we do that or do you want to take a stab at it?’ He said, ‘No, no, no, let me play around with it for a bit.’ About a month later, I got this little mp3 sent to my phone where he was just sitting with an acoustic guitar and he sang the song,” said Levy in an interview with ET Canada.
“I would listen to that if it weren’t on my show,” he adds. “Needless to say, that moment far exceeded any of my expectations in terms of just how beautifully it turned out. That’s all thanks to Noah Reid.”
With such a taste for music (and being a large part of one of the most romantic moments in broadcast history), it’s no surprise that Reid was able to name three iconic love songs that he holds near and dear to his heart just in time for Valentine’s Day. During an interview with CBC, the Toronto native named fellow Canada native Shania Twain’s “You’re Still The One” as one of his Top three picks.
“I would be in trouble with my partner Clare if I did not bring this one up,” Reid shared with the publication. “That feeling of like — against the odds, two people finding each other. All the other stuff in life, all the people talking about you or whatever their opinions might be — it doesn’t matter when you’re within that relationship. We’re here and that’s all we need.”
Also topping his list for love songs was “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye” by Leonard Cohen and “A Case of You” by Joni Mitchell.
Reid will take his musical talents out on the road for a run of shows, including a sold out performance on March 19 in Nashville’s EXIT/IN.
Catch Reid and the cast of Schitt’s Creek during its final season every Tuesday night on Canada’s CBC and the U.S. Pop TV at 9/8c.