Andre Harris, Victorious's songwriter extraordinaire, constantly churned out hit songs like "Beggin' on Your Knees" and "You're the Reason" practically overnight on the Dan Schneider sitcom. Now, it's actor Leon Thomas III's turn.
Thomas recently released eight tracks on his Before the Beginning compilation on Soundcloud, and admitted he's "been holding on to these songs for a long time." The tunes were crafted by various producers, including Childish Major and Ra Charm.
While Andre's music on Victorious generally leaned more toward pop, don't expect that from Thomas. Before the Beginning consists of slower, more R&B/soul-style songs that'll still get stuck in your head as easily as "Make It Shine."
Thomas's former co-stars were quick to support their talented friend. Matt Bennett (Robbie Shapiro), who actually released his debut album, Terminal Cases, over the summer, tweeted how Thomas's music was "energizing" him as he sat in a coffee shop and wrote. Ariana Grande (Cat Valentine) called her friend "simply incredible." Victoria Justice (Tori Vega), Elizabeth Gillies (Jade West), and Daniella Monet (Trina Vega) have also expressed their excitement and love for Thomas's work.
Check out Before the Beginning above.