KJ Apa Isn't Exactly a Fan of Archie's Music on 'Riverdale'

Archie Andrews is a man of many talents: solving murder mysteries, dating every girl in school, casually taking his shirt off and rockin' that red hair like it's nobody's business. But music? Well…not so much. 

During the first season of Riverdale, KJ Apa's character was caught in the classic High School Musical dilemma of sports versus singing. While he and his friends tried to find Jason Blossom's killer, Archie debated between focusing on football or pursuing the secret music career he'd always dreamed about. Let's just say the red-headed heartthrob should have stuck to football. 

Now if Archie wanted to serenade me (shirtless, preferably), I wouldn't pass on the opportunity. Watching KJ play the guitar on-screen definitely wasn't terrible, and his voice isn't half bad either. There has yet to be a performance from Arch in Season 2—probably because Archie is just a little busy looking for the hooded man who's wreaking havoc on Riverdale, saving Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe, dating Veronica Lodge and staying up all hours of the night to protect his father, Fred Andrews. But is it really such a bad thing if Archie never sings again?

KJ himself isn't super impressed by Archie's musical talent, according to Cosmopolitan. In a recent interview with The Last Magazine, the real-life musician admitted that he isn't a fan of his character's music. “I don’t know how to say it, but we’re not at the same level, you know what I mean? Somehow I have to say that not in a cocky way, but he’s a beginner,” he said.

Aside from the lack of experience, KJ said he and his character have different tastes in music. “Also, the songs that he writes, I don’t think I would listen to them…I listen to a bit of everything, but mostly classic rock and punk rock. I’m into harder stuff than Archie is.” What, "Kids in America" isn't hard enough for you, KJ?

Leave the singing to the pros (aka Josie and the Pussycats), Archiekins.