Orville Peck paid tribute to Kenny Rogers, covered “Islands in the Stream” (watch)
Masked Canadian songwriter Orville Peck is among the many artists livestreaming while being stuck at home and not touring due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic -- and he celebrated the one-year anniversary of his debut LP, Pony, last night in an hour-long YouTube performance. Peck treated fans to many highlights off the album, such as "Winds Change," "Hope to Die," and "Roses are Falling" (with actual rose petals falling on-screen) among others. He also paid tribute to country legend Kenny Rogers, who died over the weekend, with a cover of the Kenny's classic collaboration with Dolly Parton, "Islands in the Stream," which Peck said was among his "all-time favorite country duets." It's a gorgeous cover, and you can check it out below around the 40-minute mark.
In addition, Peck closed the livestream with a new song, "Summertime" (which he'll release officially on April 1), and spoke about these alienating times of social distancing, talking about the importance of art. "I think art, creativity, and caring for one another and self reflection - I think those things help us get through all of this, and I'm grateful to live in a time where I can still connect with all of y'all," Peck said. "If you're feeling unsure at the moment, and you feel like you're struggling and it's kinda scary, just know we're all in this together."
Watch Orville Peck's 'Pony' One Year Anniversary Live Stream below