Orville Peck releases flower-filled music video for new song ‘Summertime’

"This is a song about biding your time and staying hopeful"

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.

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“‘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.

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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.

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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.

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