In life and romance, we’re always looking for the ying to our yang; in Brina Kabler, artist Pete RG found something even more valuable—the engineer to his singer/songwriter.
LA born musician Peter Argyropoulos, who goes by Pete RG, is gearing up to release his latest album, Tender Souls on September 23rd, on his own label, 4L Entertainment. He says of the effort, “as a songwriter, I’m always trying to express myself as best I can, lyrically and musically. On Tender Souls I feel I was able to do that without cutting corners or falling back into ambiguity. It’s a really good picture of where I’m at, with a lot of experience under my belt but also a lot of optimism.”
When he says experience, he means it—he grew up in a musical household, the son of Greek immigrants who worked as musicians and pushed him to learn as many instruments as he could. He started gigging himself in college, and for over a decade, served as the principal songwriter and lead singer with the popular indie band, Last December. The recent wave of optimism he speaks of likely comes in the form of Kabler, his fiancé and musical partner, who not only encourages him in his craft, but also fills in as his engineer, co-producer, sound mixer and keyboardist.
Listening to “True Love,” it’s not a stretch to imagine that Kabler might have inspired his songwriting as well. Today, Elmore is premiering the lyric video for the single, a stream of lyrics overtop a swirling, watercolor-collage with a white outline of a guitar playing RG and his paramour.
His soulful baritone delivers the catchy, pop melody fleshed out with understated, female harmonies. The track is driven by a propulsive, uplifting interplay of drums and guitar, which carries a message of hope and love: “True love is a vision, a vision of hope/true love is determined, determined to grow.”
Watch the video for “True Love,” and check below for a list of Pete RG’s upcoming tour dates. For more info, and to purchase tickets, head to his website.
Oct 12 • Chicago, IL • Schuba’s w/ The Rocketboys
Oct 13 • Indianapolis, IN • Melody Inn
Oct 15 • Montpelier, VT • Sweet Melissa
Oct 16 • Burlington, VT • Sugarhouse
Oct 17 • Morrisville, VT • Moog’s Place
Oct 19 • New York, NY • Bowery Electric
Oct 21 • Binghamton, NY • Cyber Cafe West
Nov 4 • Los Angeles, CA • Hotel Cafe
Nov 5 • Joshua Tree, CA • Joshua Tree Saloon
Nov 10 • San Francisco, CA • The Elbo Room
Nov 11 • Reno, NV • Rockbar Theater ***
Nov 14 • Missoula, MT • Badlands ***
Nov 15 • Lewiston, ID • Boomtown ***
Nov 18 • Salem, OR • Elsinore Theater ***
Nov 19 • Portland, OR • Roseland ***
Nov 22 • Los Angeles, CA • Regent Theater ***
*** supporting Candlebox