Track Of The Day #1088: Peter Oren – Falling Water

Track Of The Day #1088: Peter Oren – Falling Water

Not satisfied with already have had one Track Of The Day on God Is In The TV – back in August he achieved it with ‘Anthrocene’, the title track from his second album – Peter Oren has gone and repeated the trick with ‘Falling Water’. On this the second single to be taken from the forthcoming record, the 25-year-old American asks some very uncomfortable questions about his hometown.

By way of wider explanation, Oren says ‘Falling Water’ alludes to a poem by Wendell Berry called ‘The Real Work’. In it Berry wonders if confusion and troubles mark the “real” challenges of our lives, and he offers a somewhat uplifting perspective: “The impeded stream is the one that sings.”

Coming from Columbus, Indiana, I have struggled with having a hometown that embodies America’s poorly white-washed history of genocide and racism. In either attempted escape or pursuit of breathing room, I’ve wandered and tossed myself around (often gone in circles) and sought a place to settle, like a steep stream. Somewhere in the process, I wrote this song.

‘Falling Water’ not only highlights Peter Oren’s strong moral compass, unwavering social conscience and deep, resolute baritone it also confirms his great ear for a choice melody.

Anthropocene will be released on 10th November 2017 via Western Vinyl.

Tour dates:

28 Oct – Paper Dress Vintage, London @ Mirrors Festival

10 Nov – Glasgow @ Broadcast#
11 Nov – Dublin @ The Grand Social#
13 Nov – Manchester @ The Castle Hotel#
15 Nov – London @ St Pancras Old Church#

# = With Angelo De Augustine

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