Pennan Brae – ‘El Camino’

Vancouver, Canada rocker Pennan Brae has the formula down right and with hit after hit he’s able to sing about any theme, and transform it into an incredible pop-rock tune. To be sure, he has a slight obsession with the music of the 70s and 80s, but he channels that inspiration into his own work, and that old-skool quality can be found on ‘Lit’, his eighth album release.

The 10-song album was recorded at Blue Light Studio with producer Kaj Falch-Nielsen, and follows on from his earlier release, ‘2 Below 0’, which received airplay on 125 college and AAA radio stations in North America.

On top of his musical releases, Brae was also involved in two original feature-length films, ‘The Astronot’, and ‘2 Below 0’, both of which participated in more than 150 film festivals, and are now available to stream on Amazon Prime.

Pennan Brae’s latest single, ‘El Camino’, comes from ‘Lit’ and is accompanied by a lyric video directed by his long-time collaborator, Rob Fitzgerald. An homage to the classic Chevrolet vehicle, which was introduced as a coupe back in 1959, and last produced in 1987 as a standard two door station wagon. Understandably, the song is flavoured with the 80s and those long hot summers we all seem to remember (did they actually exist?). We see rock-n-roller Brae ready for life to start picking up pace again after being left by his love. Fitzgerald interleaves vibrant patterns over the vintage vehicle, and we are pulled along and get lost in the liberating journey.

Cruising along the coast, the clip shows the highlights of the boardwalk, beach, and city, as seen from the vehicle. The fluid guitar follows Pennan’s lead and spins this heartache track into a lively fire starter. Eventually the song ends, but the El Camino carries on, headed towards the beach and the sun.

Watch ‘El Camino’ below, and keep up to date with Pennan Brae and his music on his official website.

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Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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