Daily Distraction: Listen in as Orville Peck lets the tears flow

The masked country singer released the first four songs off forthcoming album 'Bronco,' including 'C'mon Baby, Cry'

Andy Downing
Columbus Alive
Cover art for "Bronco" by Orville Peck

"I can tell you're sad, boy, just like me," country musician Orville Peck sings on "C'mon Baby, Cry," one of four songs released off of forthcoming long-player, Bronco. (The album will be released in chapter installments leading to a full release on April 8; you can stream Chapter One below.) And boy does the masked singer deliver the tears on this new track, a sweeping, majestic turn that conjures some serious Righteous Brothers vibes.

“This is my most impassioned and authentic album to date,” Peck said in a press release. “I was inspired by country rock, 60s & 70s psychedelic, California and even bluegrass with everything being anchored in country. Bronco is all about being unrestrained and the culmination of a year of touring, writing in isolation and going through and ultimately emerging from a challenging personal time.”

The video for "C'mon Baby, Cry," which you can view below, finds a fringe-masked Peck wallowing in a shadowy dive bar before taking the stage amid a hail of beer bottles tossed by the crowd, which includes the likes of comedian Margaret Cho and "RuPaul’s Drag Race" contestant Kornbread, among others. 

Peck also announced a national tour in companion with the new record, though it doesn't stop anywhere near Ohio, unfortunately. (The closest date takes place on May 31 just north of Detroit at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, Michigan.)

Get vulnerable with Peck below.