Canadian country singer Peter Peres developed his love for music early on. Growing up in Toronto, Ontario, Peres initially gained experience in the music scene by working as a photographer and videographer at various concerts and festivals.
Peres developed a passion for writing and performing, stemming from open mic nights in the early days of his career. Peres is currently working on his debut EP with producer Shawn Moore, and we can’t wait to hear what they have in store for us. His sound is rooted in modern country and pop music, drawing inspiration from artists such as Brett Young, Jordan Davis, and Hunter Hayes, and many more.
Diving into Peter Peres’ single, “Let You Go,” listeners immediately know that they are in a pop-country track. With a light guitar and percussion setting the scene, Peres’ twangy, captivating vocals cut through, with a powerful delivery that pulls us in us right away. The production gears up later on for a full-bodied soundscape within the choruses and bridge, and we can’t get enough of this upbeat, heartfelt track.
Pere’s lyrics are honest and vulnerable, detailing the very relatable experience of the end of a relationship, and the trials and tribulations that come along with the emotional journey that follows. He demonstrates extremely impressive vocal chops as he pulls us along for his intimate story. He takes us along for the emotional stages of losing someone you love, and the feeling of trying to move on while constantly being reminded of them everywhere you go. Peres is reflective and genuine in his single, and we are eating it up.
This upbeat country-pop heartbreak anthem is one you definitely don’t want to miss. Go and check out Peter Peres’ single “Let You Go,” available now on all streaming platforms.
We love your new single, “Let You Go”, and are especially captivated by your vulnerability on the track. Was it tough to be so honest with the subject matter while writing this track?
Thank you so much, so I wrote "Let You Go" with my friend Matt Teed and we both came up with the idea and focus of the song using our experiences from past relationships. The idea came pretty naturally and we both kinds of had similar experiences so we formed it in a way that was relatable to us and to everyone who listened to it. Most of the songs I write follow a similar theme and it's always fun to express them in a way that's meaningful to me and the listener.
Did you have a specific idea in mind of you who hoped this song would resonate with the most? What do you hope listeners will take away from this song while listening?
This song is a breakup song so it's meant for anyone currently going through a breakup or experienced a similar breakup and could relate with the words written in the song. I hope this song helps listeners realize that even though breakups are hard and it's not always easy to move on, there will come a day where you do move past it all.
Can you tell us a bit more about the process of recording this song? Did you face any unexpected challenges along the way?
This song was one of my favorites to record. It's one of those songs that came naturally in the booth and my producer hit the nail when it came to the sound production. I gave him examples of how I wanted it to sound like and he took that and formed it in a way that made it unique to me.
You’ve mentioned that you are heavily inspired by country icons like Brett Young, Jordan Davis, and Hunter Hayes. How do you feel like these artists have helped to influence and shape your music up until now?
Brett Young was one of the first Country artists that I listened to. I related to all of the songs he wrote and his style and lyrics were very similar to mine and it opened up the possibility of being a Country singer myself. His song "In Case You Didn't Know" is one of the songs I sing the most when I perform and it was this song that helped with the decision to make the switch from Pop music to Country. Jordan Davis and Hunter Hayes both have similar writing styles as well but for this song, in particular, Jordan Davis was a big reference. He too is Pop Country but also has his songs with a bit more grit in them that I too want to have in some of my songs as well.
What's next for you?
More music is coming! I have my next single coming out very soon which will also lead me to release my debut EP of six songs in the coming months. Unfortunately, COVID delayed production a lot last year but I am really excited to finally release all these new tunes out into the world. I also plan to do more performing this year so keep an eye out on my website and socials for updates on upcoming shows and music.