PEARL Releases Debut EP “Where I Go”
British singer-songwriter PEARL released her debut EP “Where I Go” on July 21, 2023.
The EP comprises 4-track, which touch on the theme of acceptance. She recorded the EP with co-producer Matt Ingram at Urchin Studios.
Each song was written as a way of processing emotions and events and moving on from them in a positive way,
PEARL said, “Writing these songs was a really reflective process, I would look back at a memory, make sense of it, and plot a path through. It was really cathartic.”
She continued, “Music is very visual for me, and I love to create little worlds around it. This EP is verdant, a secret spot in the garden with round velvet chairs, cocooned and warm, with soft edges and lots of plants. I look at the music as biophilic, the synths, drums and production are the architecture, and my voice, the organic sounds, and the lyrics are the green and natural elements that run through...I’ve always had an overactive imagination!”
- PEARL explained about some tracks for the EP.
“Go!” via CLOUT
“I went on a gorgeous nature walk, listened to ‘Far Out’ by Ben Howard, tucked myself up in bed with my keyboard, it was raining and I started writing about the concept of home. The song explores finding home in people, not places. Tying yourself to objects, sourcing your identity from the items around you, nesting somewhere, were my old ideas of comfort. I wanted to challenge those ideas and advocate pushing out of your comfort zone.”
“Years was written for my Granny, Eve 💚 She has Alzheimer’s and struggles with her short term memory, but can still access her long term memories. She wasn’t confident that she could remember how to play draughts, but she smashed it! We were in the garden eating plums from her fruit tree and she was telling me about all the naughty things she got up to in her youth. It was so lovely to watch the worry slip from her face and to see her eyes sparkle as she recalled those moments. I wanted to capture that moment and the warmth of nostalgia.”
“This is my Grandpa, Captain David Phillips. He was an amazing pilot and a number one cheerleader. Flying was his happy place and he pursued that passion all his life. He was always encouraging me with my music and inspiring me to keep chasing the dream. I wrote ‘Fish’ after he died, as a way of processing and accepting. There’s still quite a lot of emotion tied up in the song for me, and it means the world to be able to share it 💚”
Photo by Monika Levčenkovaitė
- source : Apple Music