Since releasing his debut album Pony last March, the masked man himself, Orville Peck has seen quite the rise to fame. From kicking it with Lil Nas X and Diplo at the Grammy’s to becoming the first country artist the brace the cover of GQ Style, and one of the very first artists to get to play (or at least announced to play – damn you Coronavirus!) both Coachella and Stagecoach in the same year, Peck’s star has never shined brighter. Taking his accent to another level, the cowboy crooner has made the jump from Sub Pop Records to Columbia, and has signaled the move by releasing a new single titled “Summertime”. Peck says about the track:
“I wrote this song a long time ago and to me, Summertime has a few different meanings. Summertime can be a season, a person, or a memory of a happier time that can be difficult to visit. We also wanted the video to focus around the idea of how we treat nature. Ultimately this is a song about biding your time and staying hopeful – even if it means missing something or someone.”
A concert favorite amongst fans, “Summertime” was self-produced and maintains the lonesome core that much of Pony possessed, as it rests on the strength of Orville’s sentimental baritone and outlaw country spirit, With familiar flourishes of distorted guitar and a bit of banjo to boot, “Summertime” is a customary slow burn, but his most towering offering to date. The release of “Summertime” is accompanied by a sun-kissed, floral music video, where Orville appears and drifts as a shadowy presence cascading over vast and verdant landscapes.
Barring any further setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Orville, as mentioned above, is set to perform at Coachella, Stagecoach and is billed to open up for Harry Styles at Madison Square Garden in October. Follow Orville Peck on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.