Robert Downey Jr.'s Son Sings: Listen to His Song 'Buysexual'
By SOPHIE SCHILLACI
June 30, 2014
Following in dad's footsteps?
Indio Falconer Downey, son of Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr., made headlines on Monday after being arrested in West Hollywood, Calif. for cocaine possession over the weekend. Turns out, the 20-year-old is musically inclined.
Indio Downey is one-third of the Los Angeles-based alt rock group The Seems. Their most well-known single, "Buysexual," was released in March 2012. The catchy, three-minute track has a relatively simple premise: boy meets girl, girl says "I wanna be your girlfriend." Listen below.
Indio (pictured above in the center) sings and plays guitar on the track, while his bandmates are listed as Shawn Davis (bass) and Casper (drums). It is not clear whether The Seems are still making music -- while the band’s Twitter and Facebook accounts are both active, neither site has been updated since last year.
For his part, the elder Downey released a pop rock studio album titled The Futurist in 2004. Downey's song "Broken" plays during the end credits of his 2005 film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
Indio posted $10,000 bail early Monday morning after being arrested during a traffic stop and investigation near the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and La Cienega. He was a passenger in the vehicle.
His 49-year-old father is no stranger to law enforcement. The actor famously struggled with substance abuse in the 1990s, landing him in both rehab and jail on multiple occasions. Today, Downey Jr. says he has been drug-free since 2003.
As news of Indio’s arrest broke, a rep for Robert Downey Jr. issued the following statement to ET: "Unfortunately there's a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it. Also, there is a lot of family support and understanding, and we’re all determined to rally behind him and help him become the man he's capable of being. We’re grateful to the Sheriff’s department for their intervention, and believe Indio can be another recovery success story instead of a cautionary tale"