Orville Peck – Smalltown Boy

Wow.
I’m somehow on a roll of posts that throw back to the first month of Fearsome Beard.
We first posted about this song HERE .

Bronski Beat / Jimmy Somerville’s Smalltown Boy gets right to the deeply rooted feelings of rejection and misunderstanding of my youth. As was in my first post, I realized I wasn’t as rejected as others I knew. However I knew that feeling and it tore, and still tears, at my soul. The very core of my being, love, was wrong according to the family, friends and society to which I was supposed to belong. It was isolating and lonely.

One of my recent musical interest has been the incredibly talented Orville Peck. My mouth literally dropped open when I opened my YouTube feed this morning and saw this cover. I couldn’t click play fast enough. I then stopped my morning routine to post it here on Fearsome’s blog.

Orville Peck – Smalltown Boy – 2020

Thank you Orville for covering and bringing new life to one of the most significant pieces of music of my life. Beautiful!

2 thoughts on “Orville Peck – Smalltown Boy

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it. I can’t stop listening to it. I immediately bought it on iTunes to put into my rotation. Did you notice the Jimmy Somerville cameo of falsetto near the end? Brilliant.

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