Following a well-received self-titled EP in August 2015, Pearl Charles put herself on the map as a genre-blending artist whose drew comparisons to Lana Del Rey and Jenny Lewis for her subdued vocals and more uptempo, playful production.
Now, (Nov. 16), the rising bluesy pop-rocker has returned with a new track titled “Night Tides.” The funky, percussion and piano heavy track sees Pearl Charles’ voice at its best — crisp and clear, yet dusted in nuances like curving pitch changes and elongated notes that fade away.
“‘Night Tides’ is about desperately trying to hold on to the natural harmony you think you’ve found with another as it slips away,” Pearl tells Billboard. “The song is a look at how this obsession can overtake us, rendering us powerless to move on when something we once believed to be authentic proves to be an illusion.”
And though the song’s message may be one of feeling powerless, the opening line makes clear such a state is only temporary: “I am living in the past, but my future’s coming fast” — a lyrical truth that illustrates 2018 will be full-speed ahead for Pearl Charles.
“Night Tides” is the first listen off her upcoming full-length, Sleepless Dreamer, due out Feb. 2 on Kanine Records. The album will be available for pre-order this Friday (Nov. 17). Check out the full track list below.
1. All The Boys
2. Beginners Luck
3. Sleepless Dreamer
4. Long Hair
5. Only In America
7. Night Tides
8. Blue-Eyed Angel
9. Behind Closed Doors