PEARLA – ” With “

Posted: November 19, 2022 in MUSIC

Nicole Rodriguez aka Pearla return singing a melancholic yet loving waltz full of sadness and loneliness. It’s easy to picture her at a bandstand as her ghosts all dance alone. This track, the fifth of a string of excellent singles, leading up to her album “Oh Glistening Onion, The Nighttime Is Coming” to be released on February 10th, once again holds a gentle, glowing promise. “All the lights are left on and I’m trying to receive you but / I’m only beautiful when I’m alone,” she sings. This intense honesty seems to be the kind that you can only afford when you think yourself to be alone, writing a love letter in your room to someone who will never read it.

Oh Glistening Onion, The Nighttime Is Coming” is due October 21st, 2022, on Spacebomb Records. Parts of the album were recorded at Thump Recording in Brooklyn and Spacebomb Studios in Richmond, but the bulk of its creation took place in Pearla’s home. 

The sweet timbre of her voice doesn’t lose its slight notes of hope, and the swaying of the bass and guitar make you believe this could be a band that comes together only when Rodriguez dreams. But in fact, someone has captured this intimate moment, and done listeners a huge favour. Throughout the course of the song, she sings of beginning to believe in her own endless love for the world, but it’s hard to tell whether she quite believes herself. 

When asked about the album title, Pearla offers: “It’s always been the title. I think it means, you don’t have to peel back every layer before you go to sleep.”

“With” from upcoming debut album ‘Oh Glistening Onion, The Nighttime Is Coming’ out February 10th, 2023 on Spacebomb Records.

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