As Soaps.com readers know, Kyle Lowder (Rick Forrester) was in Brampton, Ontario, Canada (near Toronto) this past Saturday, meeting fans, posing for pictures and signing autographs. I was able to land some one-on-one time with Kyle, who, by the way, is much better looking than Rick! Wink, wink! Interestingly, when I came into the room, Kyle was engaged in his first encounter with a Coffee Crisp chocolate bar! (FYI Americans, Coffee Crisp is a well-known Canadian candy bar consisting of chocolate, wafers and infused with a hint of coffee taste) As he waxed eloquent about the unexpected treat, I settled in for our chat! Kyle was charming, laid-back, and was very generous with his time, not only answering my questions, but also some from Soaps.com readers!
Candace: What is keeping you busy outside of work? Do you have any projects you'd like to talk about?
Kyle: "I'm currently working on, and very much involved with, my music. B&B definitely takes up 99% of my time, well, 98% of my time, and the other 1%, I'm desperately trying to find time with my wife, just as she does with me because she's on Days of Our Lives, and the other 1% of the time I'm in the studio with my producer and we're trying to get some music done. The music is at kylelowder.net - so let me know what you think!
Candace: The website is awesome, and your music and voice are amazing! Soaps.com readers have been asking a lot of questions about what you have been doing with your singing. Can they get your music? Is it available to download?
Kyle: "I'll take this opportunity to address that. It takes almost a year, for an artist who has all of their time to dedicate to it, to make an album. So for me, it is difficult to - quite literally - fit it in! We're chipping away at the project where we can, and, at the end of the day, we hopefully want to get some label backing so we can get a little bit more money into the project and things like that. All details aside, it's one of those things that I want to do right, because it's the first one and you want to make sure it's the best it can possibly be! In the meantime, I've created the website to show what I'm working on, and say, 'here's a couple of projects I'm working on'. But in terms of finishing the album, I don't have a set time, the bottom line is that I just want to make sure it's perfect, or as close to perfect, as it can be, and that just takes time. Songs are not available for download right now, because we want to deliver them as a package.
Candace: The Bold and the Beautiful had your character singing last year on the show - it seemed like quite an undertaking as a storyline, what with you and Mackenzie singing, and the contest, and having the American Idol's Constantine Maroulis performing and involved. What was that whole experience like from your perspective and is it something you'd like to see happen again on the show?
Kyle: "It was interesting! Constantine was a fun guy to be around, and he loves to talk music, so we talked a lot about music, and New York, where he is from and where I'm from. It was a good time and the story was a lot of fun to shoot, but in the end, unfortunately, I believe the fans just didn't connect to it, and that's okay. It doesn't take away from the fact that I had probably one of the best times I've ever had at work. We were in a recording studio, we were recording music, the big sets they were building for the shows - the experience was wonderful. I would love to do another storyline about music, but based on the feedback from the last storyline, it's just not in the cards right now."