A Wry, Playful Look at the Strange and Beautiful World We Live In.
Stuyvesant, United States
Release Date: 2023-02-17
Check out Peak 2023 here: https://soundcloud.com/pretentiousmusic/peak-2023
Chris Pellnat is back with a brand new single, “Peak 2023.” The track is a jaunty, ramshackle singer-songwriter tune that takes a wry but lighthearted look at the times we live in. The sound is a throwback to 60s folk rock, complete with harmonica and 12-string guitar.
The song paints a vivid picture of the strange and sometimes disturbing world of 2023. Sentient AI, immersive VR, domestic fascists, drone war, EMF clothing, and legal weed are just a few of the topics Pellnat touches on. Despite the serious themes, there’s a sense of playfulness in Pellnat’s lyrics and delivery.
The music video for “Peak 2023” is a kaleidoscope of strange and surreal imagery, with a dreamlike quality that captures the spirit of the song. It’s a fitting accompaniment to the song’s strange and off-kilter sound.
Chris Pellnat is a songwriter from Hudson, NY, USA. Chris does the singer-songwriter thing his own way. using amalgamations of sound such as dulcimer, vibraphone and retro synth to build unique, melodic songs. His music is a bit off-kilter and veers into surprising directions. His song craft rests on strong melody and lyrics that, even when dealing with serious topics, sometimes have an element of playful cleverness. Some of his songs are expansive and elating, dealing with the big questions of life, love, spirituality and fate. In addition to solo work, also plays electric guitar in the band, The Warp/The Weft and is 1/2 of the duo, Teeniest.
“Peak 2023” is a timely reminder of the strange times we live in. Chris Pellnat’s unique sound and style make this song a standout track in his impressive catalog. It’s a song that will make you think, smile, and ultimately marvel at the strange and beautiful world we live in.