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On The Table Read Magazine “the best entertainment magazine in the UK“, new single from Peter Wise, Only Gotta Start, is a song about letting go of dark thoughts, of pride and ego, and of hurt and frustration.
Singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Peter Wise is based in Brooklyn, New York. His sound, both familiar and distinct, marries introspective lyricism with bluesy guitar lines, laid back rhythms, anthemic hooks, and soulful vocals. With a style uniquely his own, you can hear his love for the early seventies, southern California folk /rock storytelling, nineties Neo-soul and R&B grooves and modern pop / rock melodies in his music.
Featured in such notable press outlets such as Rolling Stone, Wonderland Magazine, Earmilk and American Songwriter Magazine, Peter Wise has garnered hundreds of thousands of streams on digital streaming platforms, and had the privilege of opening for The Eagles, as well as performing all over the world, including both London and Paris.
Only Gotta Start
Only Gotta Start is the first to be released off Peter Wise’s 13-track album which sees the rebirth of Wise as an artist, as he enters a new chapter of being unapologetically himself. Written, performed, produced, mixed and mastered entirely by himself, this new track shows how he is taking complete control over the music he creates.
I was feeling pretty burned out with my life at the time I wrote this song. I felt that, despite being extremely busy and making a concerted effort to move forward professionally and personally, I wasn’t making any forward progress. I really wanted to move on in my life, see progress in my career and progress in letting go of a past relationship.
With a message of renewal, Only Gotta Start is a reminder to others that when ghosts of the past seem to haunt our present and/or future, all we have to do, and ultimately all we can do, is make the conscious decision to change our thinking. We should be grateful for what we do have, and let go of the weight of whatever it is that seems to stop us from moving forward.
Sonically, the new song is inspired by the likes of Bruno Major, Billie Marten and The 1975. Through jangly guitars, warm vocals and an upbeat, feel-good rhythm, Wise never fails to put a smile on your face. The creation of the track also involved some experimental techniques.
I found my older sister’s child-sized violin that she had when she first started playing and I tried to make music with that. I’m no violinist, but I found that trying to make music out of an instrument that I had no technical ability with forced me to be much more creative. I ended up finding a way to pick the violin and resample it to add the strings sounds that you hear in the intro and choruses.
Peter Wise’s new album touches on a multitude of real, raw and relatable themes, including struggling with getting older, not being who you thought you’d be, and not being able to get over past relationships. A true encapsulation of who Wise is, the release is some of his strongest work to date.
I’ve discovered the importance of calling myself an artist and working to be that. An artist is someone who takes in the world around them, processes it and creates their interpretation and understanding of themselves, others and the world they live in through their form of expression. That’s what I love most about music and why I make music: to share with others how I see and process things.
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