Petey Announces Debut Album ‘Lean Into Life’ out 9/3 via Terrible Records – Releases Title Track

Today, the Los Angeles-based artist Petey announced his debut album Lean Into Life with the release of the album’s title track. The album was written and performed entirely by Petey, and was co-produced by Phil Hartunian. Lean Into Life will be released on September 3, 2021 via Terrible Records and is now available for pre-order.

Listen to “Lean Into Life”:

“‘Lean Into Life’ is about recognizing that things aren’t working, but instead of trying to take on everything at once, just making little changes that can start to point you in the right direction. I realized I didn’t need to take a huge leap in my life. I just needed to start leaning into things and taking tiny steps towards a healthier situation,” explains Petey.After signing to the Los Angeles-based Terrible Records (Claud, Empress Of, The Voidz) in late 2019, Petey released 3 EP’s (Car Practice, High Life From The Bottle on the Beach, and Checkin Up on Buds) and most recently, the single “Haircut” with Miya Folick, which was covered by BrooklynVegan, Nylon, Stereogum, and more. Petey’s cathartic, genre-spanning debut Lean Into Life features 7 new songs as well as 5 new remixed and remastered versions of breakthrough singles such as “DON’T TELL THE BOYS” and “Apple TV Remote.” 

While his music career was put on hold during the pandemic after just a handful of dates with artists like Joyce Manor and The Voidz, Petey launched his TikTok account which has amassed nearly 900,000 followers. His videos have been viewed 100 million times and have featured talent such as Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst.

“The music and the comedy are all wrapped up together as part of the same thing for me,” explains Petey. “Someone told me that a great way to create something original is to combine all of your favorite things and then fill in the gaps with your own personality. When I sing, I want to sing like Isaac Brock from Modest Mouse. When I play guitar, I want to play guitar like Chris Walla from Death Cab For Cutie. When I produce synth parts, I want to produce synth parts like Kanye West. And when I play drums, I want to play drums like Travis Barker from Blink 182. All those approaches get combined with my own story in my songs.”

Lean Into Life tracklist:

01) California

02) Apple TV Remote

03) Pitch A Fit!


S05) Microwave Dinner

06) Oh Nice

07) We Go On Walks

08) We Don’t Need To Talk About It

09) Hey Man

10) Comfort In The Clutter

11) Lean Into Life

12) Tell The Boys

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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