GET TO KNOW: Pennan Brae
Having delighted us with a rich and stunning array of offerings these last few years, Canadian singer and songwriter Pennan Brae is looking to continue his winning streak with the vibrant new jam 'Weed & Whiskey Women (Distilled Mix)'.
Following up his highly-praised LP 'Lit' last year, 'Weed & Whiskey Women (Distilled Mix)' continues that enticing sound he has cultivated for himself. Filled with dense textures, shimmering grooves, and his own charismatic persona from start to finish, we can't wait to see where this new year takes him.
So with the new single out and about, we joined him in a quick chat to find out more about his background and what has inspired him most over the years.
What was the first instrument you learned to play?
I started off with piano at age 5 and then went to guitar & harmonica as a teenager.
What was the first album you remember owning?
The first album I recall owning was Back in Black by AC/DC. They had just released ‘Shook Me All Night Long’ & it was such an incredible song. And then when you heard the whole album you realized it was a masterpiece.
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
A drummer & I formed a duet in high school. We’d play some piano & drum combos, such as ‘The Way It Is’ by Bruce Hornsby and The Range. We played in a hall once for over 1,000 people. I was nervous as heck.
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
Well, to be honest, no song besides the ones I’m involved with. Because it’s too personal an experience intertwined with too many emotions. They’re like your babies, so I’m pleased with what I’m involved with and pleased with what others are involved with. I wouldn’t want it any other way.
What has been the most thrilling moment about creating your own music?
The spark of an initial idea for a song. That is exciting every time and it never gets old.
And what about the most frustrating part?
There is no frustrating part; it’s all joy.
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
I have no idea; just one day at a time.
Pennan Brae's new single 'Weed & Whiskey Women (Distilled Mix)' is available to stream now. Check it out below.