Orville Peck has confirmed the new release date for his forthcoming EP ‘Show Pony’. It will now hit shelves and streaming services on August 14.
Peck had initially intended to release ‘Show Pony’ on June 12. However, the singer-songwriter decided to delay the EP’s release in order to keep the public’s focus on the Black Lives Matter movement.
Peck took to social media overnight (July 14) to announce the new release date.
“Just got word that the official release date for ‘Show Pony’ will be Aug 14th,” he wrote on Twitter.
In June, Peck announced his plans to postpone the EP’s release. “We’re undergoing a huge overdue worldwide transformation thanks to the Black Lives Matter movement and that is mainly what I want to put my focus on at the moment,” he said.
“The momentum is currently so strong. And it needs to keep going in order to dismantle the injustices of oppression, so if your voice hasn’t been heard yet just use it, or walk out and hear the protesters, and if you’re scared, tell them Orville sent you!”
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Hey gang, I know it’s only two days away but I’ve decided to push the release of my new EP ‘Show Pony’ to July. We’re undergoing a huge overdue worldwide transformation thanks to the Black Lives Matter movement and that is mainly what I want to put my focus on at the moment. The momentum is currently so strong, and it needs to keep going in order to dismantle the injustices of oppression, so if your voice hasn’t been heard yet just use it, or walk out and hear the protesters, and if you’re scared, tell them Orville sent you! Last week, thanks to the help of some lovely people we raised close to $37k, and this week I’ll be performing a little surprise from the EP at @wynwoodpride where we’re hoping to raise $100k. Lots of great performers, so if you guys like what you see, remember to tip- and y’all, even if you can’t tip, watching to actively educate yourself is also a win for everyone. Love you all for being kind people and I can’t wait for you to hear the album – but lets use this month to get our shit in order because this is only the start of the marathon for equality💕
Peck also announced that he had helped raise “close to $37k (£29k)” with “the help of some lovely people.”
He concluded the post by telling his followers to “use this month to get our shit in order because this is only the start of the marathon for equality.”
As well as the previously released singles, ‘Show Pony’ is set to feature a collaboration with Shania Twain and two other new tracks.
Meanwhile, Peck has begun working on the follow-up to his debut album ‘Pony’, which was released last year.
Speaking to NME, he said: “For me, ‘Pony’ was exactly what I wanted it to be, which was my love letter to classic country as well as all the influences that I’ve been inspired by my whole life, which exceed country and they’re all over the place. I think with the next album it’s gonna be that – just deeper.
“I’m definitely in a happier place now than I was when I wrote ‘Pony’, but unfortunately, along with a lot of other people, no matter how good my life gets or how well things are going, I seem to still carry a healthy dose of sadness inside of me.”