Peter Drucker’s New Single: “Turn South”
1. What inspires your music?
Each song tries to say something. If people don’t talk about it, don’t respond, then it’s back to square one. But every day I genuinely wake up excited, etching a little bit closer to whatever that truth is, that thing that makes people stop in place. You know, like “Souldja boy”, by Souldja boy? Damn, that’s a good song.
2. How did you come up with this song?
This is probably the most honest I’ve ever been in a song, and the least I’ve ever said (there are like 10 lines maybe, depending how you count).
I moved out for the first time, right smack in the middle of the big city for school. It’s never quiet, and it never really gets dark. The chorus came first, “All I want to do, is lie here with you, as the night grows darker. And all I want to do, is be there with you, as this plane turn south into then night”.
Wrote the verse with my back to the wall, and started bleeding, from playing it over and over again. I’ve never been very good at talking about how I feel, and to be honest dissecting it this way is something I find honestly brutal. But there’s something gorgeous in being able to hide behind a melody, to be achingly, cloyingly desperate in my emotions, and not having to hide behind some veneer of false pretense. Yes, I’m a perfectly well-adjusted child, thanks for asking
3. What is your genre of music?
Honestly, I don’t know. I’m not trying to be flippant; I just simply don’t think I have the background in ethnomusicology to properly answer that question. What I do know is that my songs have always been singer-songwriter-ish; they’re always true stories about real people living in real places.
Rhythm has always been important to me, even in songs that don’t have percussion. I tend to think about the “dance-ability” of my songs, making sure there are both interesting accents and a solid foundation for both dancers and non-dancers alike. That might be the most pretentious thing I’ve ever said, and for that I can only apologize.
Also, if there is no “pop-hook” as it were (some ear worm), it’s not a song; it’s a poem. Just FYI.
4. How do you describe success?
Oh, I have a checklist, things I definitely want to accomplish. But that doesn’t mean I want people to know; no one likes an ego
I think the more people I can get in front of, the closer I’ll get to it though. Think Osheaga, Glastonbury, Madison Square Garden, etc. That would be the dream.
5. What can we expect from you in 2020?
Music, and plenty of it. Maybe an E.P. or two if you’re lucky (fingers crossed)
Taste Test: Peter Drucker gazes up at the ‘Northern Lights’
Author: Jason Scott
Stolen moments of intimacy unfurls the starkest of human vulnerabilities. If we’re lucky, such lovesick rendezvouses will unlock something primal inside each of us, enough where we open up our hearts and minds to something truly wondrous. Swimming between genres, from indie-pop to folk music, Montreal’s up and comer named Peter Drucker finds himself basking in the light cast from a blissful entanglement with his song “Northern Lights.” He allows the heavenly orbs to wash his skin, but he abruptly turns his rapt attention to his lover, who is finally able and willing to shine nearly as bright. “At dawn, she took my hand / And placed it on her chest / Just let it in, let in the light behind your eyes,” he swings low, getting the listener all caught up in their own emotional expedition. Drucker’s musical quirks guide the sweetly tangy song from a string-bound ballad to something altogether unnatural and bizarrely magnetizing; but underneath, his voice is one of great power and charm to keep it all glued together tightly.
“Northern Lights” is out everywhere now.
The Mob chats with Peter Drucker
City Boss Sladgy got to sit down with singer and songwriter Peter Drucker.
Peter Drucker, Montreal native, is quickly becoming a rising star on the indie pop scene. With his first project E.P. “Hell and Hurricanes”; Peter has managed to capture the sound of his eclectic upbringing. With a soundscape ranging from Francis and the Lights to John Mayer and George Michael, Peter created an E.P. with an infectious enthusiasm, and a lyrical intensity spanning this well-crafted collection of glimpses, into his mind.
Youthful and ambitious, Peter Drucker bursts into 2017 with an armory of tracks ranging from keyboard and electric guitar playing to catchy, heartfelt tunes; all aided by a uniquely soulful voice and a dominant rhythm section that leaves listeners muttering choruses into the night.
See where he gets his inspiration, how he became a songwriter and why you should follow your dreams. Learn more at www.peterdruckerofficial.com.
PETER DRUCKER – HELL AND HURRICANES
Peter Drucker is a young musician who is just getting his start playing music. He began getting interested in playing music at the tender age of fourteen. Drucker only has five years under his belt being nineteen but has some talent as displayed on Hell and Hurricanes.
The music is very much falls into a pop category. His music feels clean and radio-friendly if the production had some improvements. There isn’t much of an edge to his music. Between the structure and delivery, I felt it would be appreciated by a very broad demographic.
He opens with “Don’t Let Me Change” which ironically is going to happen to Drucker quite a bit as he goes into his ’20s. The song is catchy and single-worthy in an FM radio type of radio. I thought the vocals could use a little treatment but other than that it’s very accessible pop song.
Up next is “Wet.” I thought the guitar action on the song was impressive and palatable. The song has the hopeful, inspired feeling that dominates the pop/rock genre that Coldplay helped make popular. He introduces a little bit of distortion on “Rockstar” which was a highlight. The song at it’s best has a Jamiroquai vibe. Remember him?
“Something Greater” actually reminded of early ’90s pop/rock music. I think it was that piano. Another highlight is “Hell And Hurricanes” which is buoyantly happy while the closer “Telescope” is reflective and sparse.
Drucker is going for an obvious sound. Suffice it to say this isn’t music that will thrive in the underground. All things considered Drucker makes solid pop music. That being said even within this arena you need to have something that sticks out from the crowd. I don’t think Drucker is there yet but has an ample amount of time to start defining himself as an artist. Recommended.