In the town of Enfield, CT, Singer/Songwriter Bob Pepek is local treasure making a name for himself in the rock music department.
This past May, Pepek released his full-length debut album, Pratfalls and Curtain Calls. The album is preceded by his 2009 EP From the Let Go. While the window between his projects may appear wide, Pepek has kept himself busy throughout the years. In between the two projects, he has made musical contribution to independent films, including Acceptance and My Hometown, as well as having worked on the children’s television series, Astroblast. On Pratfalls and Curtain Calls, Pepek shows that he isn’t slowing down anytime soon.
The album opens up with a track called “Against My Will.” The opening track’s production consists drums and guitar instrumentation, arranged in a Latin-style Santana-influenced arrangement.
Another notable track is a ballad called “I’ll Carry On,” on which Pepek sings of living life “to the fullest,” and moving on from life’s heartbreaks, trials, and tribulations. From a millennial perspective, the track is the perfect addition to a break-up playlist, or to listen to when faced with shitty situations like not landing your dream job, or getting a traffic ticket.
The album’s penultimate track is an acoustic version of his song, “Take Me for Me,” on which he admits to a significant other that there are “time [he’s] a little selfish,” and “time [he’s] too much to bear,” but he’s willing to learn and grown from his mistakes. The track’s minimalistic production make for an authentic, raw, and honest feel.
Overall, Pepek’s latest album is a collection of ten beautifully written, well produced, and adult contemporary radio-friendly songs. The country-rock-pop stylings are reminiscent to the sounds of early 2000’s rock anthems and make for something literally everyone and their mother can enjoy.
Check out Pratfalls and Curtain Calls below!