COULD GOWAN SEE A KATE BUSH/METALLICA MOMENT FROM JORDAN PEELE’S ‘NOPE’?
There is a new wave of music coming out of the world Jordan Peele created in his latest #1 box office film, NOPE, and it’s the sound of Canadian prog-rocker Gowan.
No spoilers here. But Jordan Peele has always used music as dramatic irony, using Gowan’s ’80s hit “(You’re a) Strange Animal,” a song where the singer walks the tightrope between anthropology, infatuation, and obsession: “Well they say I should approach you with caution / But not to let you be aware of my fear. … / You’re a strange animal, I’ve got to follow...” fits perfectly in the film.
Jordan Peele, with over 4 million followers across Twitter & Instagram, also shared an ‘easter egg’ sequence for Gordy’s Home on social media, using the second single from Gowan’s Multi-Platinum selling album, Strange Animal; a song that was a top-twenty staple in Canada, Top 10 on MuchMusic, the nation’s music station, and has reached classic status. “(You’re A) Strange Animal” is undoubtedly bringing back the song into people’s memories and streams, with the Spotify total currently at 4.1 million, up from 3.8 million before the movie was released.
Like Kate Bush and Metallica, both artists who have seen massive rise in their streams thanks to TV series placements, Gowan is now reaching much wider and younger fans – although he’s no stranger to classic rock music fans as he’s currently performing to sell out crowds in ampitheatres all over North America as a member of Styx. This high-energy song is just another powerful and innovative way to bring much-loved classics to new fans everywhere.
Humanity… you’re a strange animal.
Gowan On Tour With Styx
AUG 5 Veterans Amphitheater Virginia Beach, VA
AUG 6 PNC Pavilion Charlotte, NC
AUG 8 Ascend Amphitheater Nashville, TN
AUG 10 Music Park Raleigh, NC
AUG 12 Live Bristow, VA
AUG 13 Pavilion Camden, NJ
AUG 16 Budweiser Stage Toronto, ON
AUG 17 PAC Saratoga Springs, NY
AUG 19 Xfinity Ctr Mansfield, MA
AUG 20 PNC Center Holmdel, NJ
AUG 21 Jones Beach Theatre Wantagh, NY
SEP 1 State Fair Falcon Heights, MN
SEP 3 Arena Duluth, MN
SEP 4 Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines, IA
SEP 6 TaxSlayer Center Moline, IL
SEP 9 St. Amphitheatre Syracuse, NY
SEP 10 The Pavilion at Star Lake Burgettstown, PA
SEP 11 Maryland State Fairgrounds Timonium, MD
SEP 13 Orion Amphitheater Huntsville, AL
SEP 14 Arena Greenville, SC
SEP 16 Amphitheatre Bridgeport, CT
SEP 17 NH Pavilion Gilford, NH
SEP 18 Maine Savings Amphitheater Bangor, ME
OCT 5 Memorial Centre Victoria, Canada
OCT 6 Abbotsford CTR Abbotsford, Canada
OCT 8 Prospera Place Kelowna, Canada
OCT 9 SAJA Calgary, Canada
OCT 10 SAJA Calgary, Canada
OCT 12 NAJA Edmonton, Canada
OCT 13 NAJA Edmonton, Canada
OCT 14 ENMAX Centre Lethbridge, Canada
OCT 15 Sask Tel Centre Saskatoon, Canada
OCT 17 Brandt Centre Regina, Canada
OCT 18 Canada Life Centre Winnipeg, Canada