Orville Peck was supposed to release a new EP a couple weeks back, but the masked country singer pushed its release date back to sometime in July in order to make more room for Black voices during this time. There’s still no exact release date for his Show Pony EP (which will include a duet with Shania Twain).
But separate from that rollout comes a new cover that’s being released as part of Spotify’s Pride Singles series — the same series also includes a cover by Rina Sawayama. Peck chose to cover Bronski Beat’s queer 1984 hit “Smalltown Boy,” and he gives the synth-pop track his own characteristic twangy rock sheen.
Listen to it below.