Orville Peck has unveiled the video for his new song ‘Summertime’.
The melancholic single is the country artist’s first single for Columbia Records. It arrived with a flowery music video directed by Drew Kirsch.
“I wrote this song a long time ago and to me, ‘Summertime’ has a few different meanings,” Peck said in a statement.
“‘Summertime’ can be a season, a person, or a memory of a happier time that can be difficult to visit. We also wanted the video to focus around the idea of how we treat nature. Ultimately this is a song about biding your time and staying hopeful – even if it means missing something or someone.”
Watch the video for ‘Summertime’ here:
The singer had teased the release of the song on Instagram a week prior, on March 24.
Last week, Peck paid tribute to the late Kenny Rogers, who died on March 20 from natural causes, with a solo acoustic version of ‘Islands in the Stream,’ the latter’s 1983 hit with Dolly Parton.
To celebrate the one-year anniversary of Peck’s debut studio album ‘Pony’, the masked artist performed the solo acoustic rendition with a live-streamed at-home concert.
In the 71-minute live-stream video, Peck appears in his living room with a cowboy painting on the wall as it was covered with string lights.
Speaking of Rogers, Peck said during the virtual performance: “This is one of my all-time favorite country duets.”
Revisit Peck’s livestream here.