So, it’s no secret that because of social distancing, the live music scene is changing and forced to adapt to online means. Artists like Charli XCX are turning to Instagram Live to connect with fans, reach out to other artists and host their own DIY concerts. And, heading into week three of self-isolation at Syrup’s working from home scattered HQs, I’m starting to really relate to those “any holes is a goal” memes.
It’s getting pretty dire, gang.
So, imagine my surprise and sheer delight when I heard that our resident cowboy queer icon Orville Peck took to Twitch for a mini live stream concert, featuring his iconically mysterious leather mask, gruff country voice, and Facetimed special guests. Just like non-conforming fashionista pop icon and fellow Syrup fave, Harry Styles, our cowboy is here to help.
Sprinkle in news of a new song, a tribute to the late country singer legend Kenny Rogers and Peck’s sad boy cowboy tunes, and you’re in for a good time.
listening to dead of night by orville peck reminiscing about a time when i could actually go out and see boys walk on by pic.twitter.com/E5cuk2dGbe— Austin 🌻💌 (@TheBrotographer) March 24, 2020
Yee – and I cannot stress this enough – haw.
Stuck at home self-isolating, the Canadian country boy held the live stream to celebrate the one year anniversary of his debut album, Pony.
In it, he performed a number of songs from the album, as well as a cover of the late country music icon Kenny Rogers’ duet with Dolly Parton, “Islands on the Stream.”
And, in between songs, Peck Facetimed some of his favourite people, including comedian Margaret Cho and Bon Appétit’s Brad Leone. Gaby and other beloved BA Test Kitchen chefs also tuned into the live stream praising our boys’ performances in the comments.
required by law to yeehaw for sir orville peck pic.twitter.com/j1q7EJPkkK— tones 🎠 (@kakashihecker) March 24, 2020
New music for our yodelling ears
Peck ended the stream with “Summertime,” a track that had yet to be released officially but one he’s been playing live for nearly a year. Good news for all of us, rightly social distancing, a studio release of the song is coming to Spotify and other streaming services on 1st April.
And look, if self-isolation means more of Orville Peck singing directly to me from the comfort of my own home, I ain’t mad about it.
not trixie yelling at orville peck for texting her msnsk pic.twitter.com/NjmXfRlxaq— haran (@hyunandra) March 21, 2020