Chris Carmack, who plays Will Lexington on the hit ABC TV show Nashville, has released a new song, "Being Alone," from his upcoming Pieces of You EP.

Carmack, whose character is a gay man unwilling to reveal his sexuality, penned the song by himself. But with lines like, "I have tried temptation / Someone to have and to hold / I've tried dedication / To fill the void in my soul / I've tried contemplation / Thought I could think myself whole / But there's nothing free about / Being alone," the song fits well with the role he plays on the televised drama.

""Being Alone" is about a young person’s solitary struggle to discover his own identity while trying to adhere to the stifling plans and expectations of others,” Carmack says of the song. “The entire EP is comprised of songs I wrote when I was in Los Angeles trying to do just that: find my identity in a world that had no shortage of opinions about who I should be."

Carmack isn't the only star from the hit TV series who is working on a solo music career. Sam Palladio (Gunnar Nelson) and Clare Bowen (Scarlett O'Connor) both have plans to release albums this year, while Jonathan Jackson (Avery Barkley), along with his band, Enation, signed a record deal last year.

The 34-year-old has had plenty of opportunities to show off his musical skills recently. His is currently crossing the country, along with several of his castmates, on a Nashville spring tour, which wraps up on May 10 in Phoenix, Ariz.

"Being Alone" is available for download via iTunes.

Listen to Chris Carmack, "Being Alone":