In the Fall of 2013 Pete Groch made his debut as an independent artist releasing his first extended play production. Pete’s songs tell stories of his journeys and everyday encounters in a style that is optimistic and uplifting. Finding inspiration through great music, simple living, and a year in San Diego, CA, he began to search for his own blend of rhythm, tone, and rhyme.
After experiencing the West Coast, Pete returned to his hometown of Philadelphia, PA, in August of 2004, where he started to perform in local bars, restaurants, and coffee houses with several aspiring musicians. He later arranged his first acoustic demo, “Reflections.” In January of 2007, Pete moved to Kailua, HI, where he worked as a line cook. A year went by and he left Hawaii artistically enriched with a more fully developed sound. He then completed his second set of acoustic recordings entitled “No-Frills.”
Pete has also resided in Ocean Isle Beach, NC, and Brisbane, Australia. He has visited Thailand, Bali, Anguilla, Germany, and Ireland, where he was invited to share the stage with local bands. His desire for travel and perspective continues to have a major influence on his songwriting. Pete hopes that his music will encourage his listeners to seek culture and creativity.
Check out our interview with Peter about his new single “Let Go” below.
Why did you select this song as your current single?
“Let Go”has the sound that is most appealing to me of the four songs on my EP.
How does this single relate to the rest of the Album, EP or Mix-tape?
“Let Go”is about traveling to cope with challenging times. Two of the four songs on the EP have a similar theme.
What was the writing process for the song?
When I wrote “Let Go”I was preparing for a trip to Anguilla in the British West Indies. My girlfriend and I were more than ready to take a break from the winter months in Philadelphia to experience some Caribbean weather. The thoughts prior to the trip came together and became the song lyrics.
What does this song’s lyric mean to you?
The lyrics of “Let Go”attempt to capture the mental pictures of escaping to a tropical island. They mention the anticipation and excitement before departure. I wrote the song to describe the feelings of leaving winter to enjoy the beach life.
What would it be like to see you in person performing this song?
A live performance of “Let Go”is sure to give a positive vibe.
Could your fans summarize who you are as an artist by this song?
Is there a video planned and or completed and if so, what was the idea behind the video?
There is a video planned for “Let Go”. The filming would take place in both Philadelphia, PA and in Anguilla. The scenes would show the trips preparation and the experience on the island.
One last question, what is your motivation behind your music?
I play music that expresses my feelings of mood and inspiration at the time of song writing. I hope that my music will be enjoyable to it’s listeners and encourage them to seek culture and creativity. My desire for travel and perspective continues to have a major influence on my songwriting.