South African Gay Country Star Orville Peck Teams Up With Kylie Minogue


Orville Peck, Kylie Minogue and Diplo will take you on a Midnight Ride

Get ready to hit the dance floor! South African-born gay country star Orville Peck, famous for his signature mask, has teamed up with pop icon Kylie Minogue and DJ/producer Diplo for a new disco-country club banger, Midnight Ride.

Released via Warner Records, Midnight Ride made its electrifying debut live during Kylie’s headline set at Out Loud Festival at WeHo Pride on 2nd June 2024. Peck wowed the crowd as a special guest, performing the song for the first time alongside Kylie and Diplo.


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Midnight Ride marks Peck’s return after the release of Stampede Vol. 1, a collection of duets with legends like Willie Nelson, Elton John, Noah Cyrus, Midland, Allison Russell, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Bu Cuaron.

The new single will be included on Peck’s upcoming duets album Stampede, blending country flair, catchy pop hooks, and infectious club beats into a disco anthem that’s perfect for Pride Month celebrations!

“Collaborating with Kylie and Diplo was a dream come true,” Peck gushed in a statement. “Kylie was the first person I thought of for Stampede because I knew we could create something magical together.”


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Orville Peck, born Daniel Pitout in Johannesburg, lived in South Africa until he was 15. He spent 12 years training in ballet, studied acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, rocked out in a Canadian punk band, and performed in musical theatre before finally realizing his dream of becoming a country singer.

In May, Peck received the Vito Russo Award at the 35th GLAAD Media Awards in New York City. This prestigious award is given to an LGBTQ media professional who has significantly advanced LGBTQ acceptance, cementing Peck’s status as a rising star in the music world. With Midnight Ride, he’s set to captivate an even broader audience.

So, saddle up and get ready to groove, because Orville Peck’s Midnight Ride is here to take you on a musical ride you won’t want to miss!

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