Peter Lake, the world’s only anonymous singer-songwriter, strikes again with his brilliant and catchy single entitled “Stones.” Says the artist, “I don’t want to sound like a jerk, but it’s legitimately a moderately above-average song.” Lake suffers from “Canadianitis” also known as “Modestitus,” a psychological disorder that makes Lake unable to speak positively about himself or his work. This condition was successfully overcome by other Canadian musical luminaries such as Justin Bieber.
“Stones” was released this week to a whimper. Lake’s refusal to perform, show his face, or engage with his fans has left the artist in obscurity. Lake apparently released Stones after listening to it during a nap and deciding that it was “annoying” to have to play his own song by opening a file. This led to a sudden release of the song which, like his other releases, was done with no fanfare.
The track, mastered by triple Grammy-award-winner Emily Lazar, is a catchy tune, that, much like Lake’s other songs, can’t be easily placed into a single genre or category. Says Lake about the origin of the song:
“When you love someone or something, you give it power over you. I personally believe this is a good thing to do. On the one hand, it can create pain. A stoic philosopher like Epictetus would say this is wrong—by giving up your power, you are vulnerable to pain. But if pain is the downside, the stoics miss the upside of vulnerability. In this case, it’s before I graduated from college. Trumbull Square is where I met my love. She was from Europe and I was from Canada. And we met at Yale in the United States. I’m from a small town near Vancouver, and she went to the fanciest boarding school in England. The song recalls our meeting. And our deep connection…but when she left, there was a void. The stones kept rolling through.”
Check out “Stones” on all streaming platforms globally.