Orville Peck is the new leather-mask-clad face of country music, revealing luscious wild-west ballad “Big Sky”.
With his self-proclaimed “homoerotic cowboy pop”, Orville Peck is shifting expectations of country music from behind his fringed leather mask. “Big Sky” could be plucked straight from a Tarantino soundtrack, with rattlesnakes and wind-gusts breezing under Peck's rich baritone vocals, slinking over exquisitely tranquil guitars and sparsely atmospheric banjos.
Peck's new “enigmatic cowboy anti-hero" project is drawn from a genuine and deep-rooted love for country music. Although it's part performance-art, his music is anything but a Brokeback Mountain-esque gimmick.