It seems as though “Glee” proved to only be the beginning for Chord Overstreet. In December 2015, a few months after the “Glee” series finale, Overstreet became the first artist to sign onto Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas’ newly-founded Safehouse Records, per Teen Vogue. He soon released his debut single, titled “Homeland.” The song was well-received, with Digital Journal even saying that Overstreet “sings from the heart and is able to make a strong connection with his listening audience.” Since then, Overstreet has released nearly a dozen singles and EPs, with his most recent one being “Stone Man” in 2021.
When it comes to the show which brought him fame, Overstreet has nothing but positive things to say about how “Glee” affected his musical career. “I became a better singer, I became a better performer, I became more comfortable and more sure of who I am,” Overstreet said in a 2017 interview with Billboard. “I learned so much from [‘Glee’],” he added. “I learned how to perform, I got over stage fright, a lot of these insecurities that a lot of people deal with when it comes to singing in front of people.”
He also referred to “Glee” as “bootcamp in the best way” in 2017, per People. “I learned more than I could have ever learned from acting or singing classes,” he said. “I couldn’t get that experience anywhere else.”