Forget the return of the X-Files, because David Duchovny has just blown the David Duchovny comeback out the water by announcing that David Duchovny is to release his debut album, titled, wait for it, Hell or Highwater. 

David DuchovnyDavid Duchovny promoting his book, Holy Cow

The record contains 12 original songs composed by the Californication star himself and apparently has "indie folk leanings". 

"Making this record is a dream come true, but I never had this dream - it's still a shock when I think about how all this music happened," Duchovny said in a statement. "What I do know is that I feel these songs represent the truest expression that I've ever been able to achieve and I look forward to sharing it with everyone."

Duchovny is known to have been a keen musician since picking up the guitar a few years back and he described his sound to Rolling Stone last year as something similar to Wilco and R.E.M. 

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"Once I started playing music, I started thinking, 'Gee, I should be able to write lyrics,'" Duchovny said. "And I just fell backwards into the whole thing. It's just been a real pleasure in my life, regardless of who buys it and what people think of it when it comes out. It's been a lifesaver just to be able to play music, write songs and think about singing songs to friends."

The actor has a jam-packed schedule as it is and has signed on for a limited run of new X-Files episodes, with Gillian Anderson and original creator Chris Carter back on board. 

Before that he will star in the sixties-set period piece Aquaris for NBC, in which he plays a cop on the hunt for a killer that turns out to be the Manson family.

"It's [set in] a very interesting time period for the country," he told Rolling Stone. "Still, to this day, there's a lot of mystique about the promise of the Sixties and what went wrong there and what's gone wrong since. You had Manson on one hand, and the dark side of the Sixties, and you've got peace, love and Flower Power on the light side. There's a lot to work with." 

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