At only 20 years old, Peyton Gilliland is transforming the scope of modern rock with heavy riffs that compliment her dark and intense gift for storytelling. Her latest single “Funeral” is about kissing past hardships goodbye and emerging into a new era of independence.
“Funeral” draws together gothic accents, dark siren harmonies, and electrically poignant guitar solos for a track that is bursting at the seams with viscerality. Gilliland muses on the cathartic nature of transcending an outgrown identity with hellbent lyrics that ignite a fire of transformation. Gilliland sings, “Under the dirt, all my bad decisions. I’m wearing black for the girl we used to know.” The music video captures Gilliland performing over a white rose adorned casket dressed in all black. With cuts between a haunting funeral landscape and close-ups of Gilliland under a red-tinted spotlight, the music video will fully enthrall you in the horrific narrative. “Funeral” is a beacon for the future of rock with cutting edge prose and riffs that strike the ear with powerful grit.
Peyton Gilliland has worked with a plethora of producers including Lincoln Parish who has collaborated with Cage the Elephant, Mads who has produced for Imagine Dragons, and Brian Chirlo who has worked with the likes of Amy Winehouse, Paramore, and Snoop Dogg. She was a finalist in the John Lennon International Songwriting Competition and the International Songwriting Competition. “Funeral” is her latest release.
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