Comedian Steven Kramer Glickman, famous for his role on the Nickelodeon TV series, “Big Time Rush,” is entering a new phase in his career by after one of the scariest times of his life, by releasing a new single after a battle with COVID-19. The 41-year-old star, who recently hit 1 million followers on TikTok, is going public about being diagnosed with coronavirus, and how it led to him teaming up with an “American Idol” star during his foray into the world of music.
Glickman spoke to The Blast about joining “American Idol” star Casey Abrams to record “River,” his first single:
“A few months ago I tested positive for Covid 19 the same week I hit a million followers on Tiktok. Suddenly I was home alone with a fever but had a million people that I could entertain,” Glickman explained.
The host of “The Night Time Show Podcast” continued, “I decided to do a Tiktok Live piano concert to which 49,000 people tuned in to watch. The following night I did another live concert and 53,000 people tuned in and thats when I decided I would spend the rest of my quarantine working on my first album.”
On working with Casey Abrams, who provides the smooth bass lines in Glickman’s song, “River,” the star said:
“My first single is a cover of the Joni Mitchell song “River” and has Casey Abrams on the track playing bass. That song really hits home at a time when so many people can’t be with the ones they love at Christmas. “
Abrams, who finished 6th place in the 10th season of “American Idol,” tells The Blast:
“Stephen is a funny guy, but little did you know he sings his heart out, right up there with Josh Grobin. We’ve been friends for a while and I’m happy he contacted me to bow some bass on his beautiful piano tracks. From meeting in the Jimmy Kimmel green room, to being on a sing with him, it’s magic.”