Currently listening to: Orville Peck – Dead of Night
Masked enigmatic country crooner Orville Peck has announced he will release his debut album ‘Pony’ on March 22nd via Sub Pop, with the exception of Canada where it will be released on Royal Mountain Records. New single & video “Dead of Night”, from the record, is streaming online now. Orville will also play a London residency this Feb & March with three live shows announced.
Pony’s lead single “Dead of Night” is a torch song about two hustlers traveling through Nevada desert. Their whirlwind romance takes us on a dusty trail of memories – racing down canyon highways, hitchhiking through casino towns and ultimately, ending in tragedy. Orville recalls the adventures of his young love, as he watches the boys silently pass him on the strip, haunted by the happy memories of his past.
The “Dead of Night” video follows Orville and his posse of companions – a washed up gambler, a Cubano boxer, a Senegalese cowgirl, and a Wild West club kid (played by Hopper Penn, Alex Cammen, Magné Ndiaye and Dez Sam, respectively). “Dead of Night” was directed by Michael Maxxis, and shot on location in Nevada at the legendary Chicken Ranch brothel (the real-life inspiration for The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas), and features many of the ladies who work there.