Finnish duo Pearly Drops – AKA Sandra Tervonen and Juuso Malin – share their latest single ‘Feed The Fire’. The track is taken from their forthcoming sophomore album ‘A Little Disaster’, out April 14 via independent Los Angeles-based imprint Cascine.
The follow-up track to ‘Kiss Away The Pearly Drops’ and ‘I Cry While You Sleep’ the duo return with yet another atmospheric soundscape taken from their long-awaited 11-track sophomore album ‘A Little Disaster’. Like swaying dazed in an eerie daydream, ‘Feed The Fire’ has a vague sense of danger in its other-worldly ambiance, it’s a reverberating synth bijoux drifting over a body of fast-paced bass guitar and clear-cut drums that make for an aerial atmosphere delving deep into the emotions.
This song can’t decide if it’s outgoing or shy, sad or upbeat, it’s like when you say someone is a ‘lost cause’ – not really having a proper sense of self or lacking a protecting barrier between yourself and the rest of the world.
Pearly Drops – the duo fashioning a world out of softly smudged, contemporary pop music – have created a breathtaking body of work that they poured everything into during the last few years of continuous gloom. Amongst the madness, they found solace in their creative work, finding peace in the studio for some self-restoration and introspection. Drawing narrative from picturesque art-house and horror movies as well as avant-garde fashion and digital culture rabbit holes, the album paints the scene of vivid nightmares and somber undertones whilst maintaining that unmistakable Pearly Drops sound. Serving as their own self-contained audiovisual continuum, the album and single covers were hand painted by singer/producer Sandra in the band’s Helsinki studio. She reflects: “I started to associate more and more radiant pigments – or luridness, even – with the album, as I felt like the sense of irresolution and anxiety was so prevalent on the songs. There was also this kind of cozy warmth and tenderness (despite all the ominous undercurrents) I wanted to embody in the cover art.”. Their multifaceted DIY-spirit makes them a unique prospect as they create all facets of their output including the press shots, styling, videos and visuals. The new album follows their breakout LP, ‘Call For Help’.
An accomplished double-act operating out of Helsinki, alongside their own productions, the label owners and artists have provided compositions to acts including ALMA, Nightwave and Inga Copeland. They’ve earned golden and platinum records for their work with others and have been awarded the Teosto Prize – one of the Nordic countries’ most prestigious symbols of recognition. Their snatches of nostalgic soundscapes combine to create a sense of time and placelessness, a feat that has gained recognition across the spectrum of the alternative media, including the likes of The Line of Best Fit, Glamcult, Bizarre and many others. 2023 is the year the world takes notice.
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