Orville Peck: one of 2020's top emerging musicians
WANTED: man in a leather mask with the deep vocals of a 1950's cowboy, aka emerging artist Orville Peck.
If the immediately identifiable leather bandit look doesn't automatically catch your attention, any other feature of Peck's will do it: from his distinct classic-country meets modern voice, to the stunning videography of his music videos, to his collabs with industry legends like Shania Twain and Adam Degross, tour photographer for Post Malone.
Ever since we did a list of the 5 things you need to know about him, he kept on rising to the big stars level.
Despite having a cemented style, that's one of the only truly consistent elements of Peck's boundary-pushing music ― as shown in his 2019 debut single, Pony, and the 6-track follow up album. The tracks pull inspiration from and pay homage to an eclectic mix of artists and genres, resulting in songs that vary from pop-country like "Legends Never Day" to moody ballads previously performed by stars like Reba McEntire.
Variety aside, Peck has consistently dropped inspired work that captures the classic storytelling element of country music, infused with the glam of retro queer-camp and the energy of the Wild West. It goes without saying that his growing discography is like little else in the music scene, and this cowboy's career is just getting started.
Speaking of crossing boundaries, watch Post Malone go punk-goth for Big Sean's "Wolves" music video here.