The old west is still well and truly alive in the music of masked singer Orville Peck. The enigmatic Americana presence has been signed by Sub Pop, who will release his debut album in 2019. Ahead of that, we've been introduced to him via captivating debut single 'Big Sky'.

In 'Big Sky' Orville Peck sing-speaks through a history of misdeeds and events that carved out his unusual character. The track is skeletal, merely involving resonant guitar plucks, simplistic banjo and Peck's grizzled voice, which sounds wearied but unashamed in his recounting of recent life events. Often they involve unsavoury attractions, with the likes of a biker, a boxer or a jailer - but they always seem to end in Peck's boredom and decision to move on. In each case he's left looking above to the 'Big Sky' and wondering why he is where he is - and the big blue's blank infiniteness is reflected back in his soul. With the echoing guitars and delicate atmospherics on his voice, we feel engulfed in the grandiosity of this feeling, and ready to follow Peck on to his next ill-advised conquest.

News about Orville Peck's debut album will be coming shortly in the new year. You can follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. He'll be touring early next year, including a residency in London:

Jan. 04 - Hamilton, ON - Casbah (Exclaim! Class of 2019 showcase)
Jan. 05 - Toronto, ON - The Monarch (Exclaim! Class of 2019 showcase)
Feb. 28 - London, UK - Islington
Mar. 01 - London, UK - Servant Jazz Quarters
Mar. 02 - London, UK - The Shacklewell Arms
Mar. 05 - Amsterdam, NL - Sugarfactory
Mar. 06 - Berlin, DE - Auster-Club
May 06 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note*
May 07 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion*
May 09 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace*
May 10 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre*
May 11 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre*
May 12 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren*
* w/ Lord Huron