reppin: columbus, indiana // 2009 - present
sounds like: a walk through the redwoods forest with the most comforting breeze at your back
next album drop: new album drops in fall 2017
featuring: peter oren
Okay, close your eyes real quick, click on your streaming music of choice, type in peter oren and listen. Waiiitttt, do all that stuff then close your eyes. Let Mr. Oren’s ridiculous, luscious, deep woody mahogany/oak; piercing to the point of soothing vocals take you to your happy place. Seriously it is that good. Now go look at a picture of him...that voice came out of that 25 year old dude, yup. I had a chance to sit down with Peter for a little and the kid could not be more excited to make music. This smart dude quit college, is humble and wants to get to know his fans. He protests for what he believes in and knows how to write a sad song that still makes you feel fuzzy inside. Oh, he also hitchhiked in Norway alone at 19 because that is totally normal. Oh, and he also does not have a residence at the moment. What I am trying to get at is Peter is passionate about what he believes in and he is all in on the music he writes. And it is damn good.
I came across Peter on a limb as I have a serious problem in the sense that I have to go to 4 shows a week. I knew immediately there was something special to his simple acoustic sound blended with those deep vocals. When he comes on, the room goes quiet and everyone is attentive. You can tell he feeds off the engaged crowd and throws a little something extra in at the right moments. Whether you are with friends and are in jaw dropping mode, or with that significant other holding their hand, you’ll heart will warm. It is not just his singing voice that will carry him far, but his ability to get those ears perked, his songwriting and his overall aroma. There really isn’t much like this dude out there.
suggested listening experience: a glass of whiskey and a fireplace // getting home after the longest day ever // that moment when you just need to forget