Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Pearla - "The Place With No Weather"

Photo by Tonje Thilesen

The latest single from Pearla comes quite close to being a mainstream singer/songwriter track. It nearly fits neatly into the Adult Contemporary genre, except it's just such an odd song that it truly doesn't fit into any genre neatly. "The Place With No Weather" might be folk adjacent, but the song has this interesting spaced out vibe with fuzzy guitars. And then there are the odd vocal effects that keep the song both ethereal and futuristic. The best comparisons I can make with "The Place With No Weather" is that it's an interesting combination of David Bowie and Marissa Nadler.

Nicole Rodriguez (aka Pearla) says of her new single:

“I was thinking about outer space, and I was imagining all of the different possible ways for life to take form. I was feeling really stuck in my body, and sensitive to my surroundings. I wondered what it would be like to be free from that, from all earthly limitations, to feel your soul stretch out and take on some other form. It’s in many ways about social anxiety, and being around someone who makes you feel very small. And wishing to be something other than human, maybe a light or a floaty cloud, if only for just a second.” 

You can listen to "The Place With No Weather" below. Oh Glistening Onion, The Nighttime is Coming is due out February 10 on Spacebomb Records. For more on Pearla, check out the artist's website.

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