Introducing Pearl The Girl and her punchy new single, Mr Informative
Arriving ahead of a launch at Oxford Arts Factory this week, the punchy new track sets the musician up for a big year ahead.
After one listen of her stand-out debut single I Hate You, released earlier this year, it's obvious why Pearl The Girl is an artist to watch. The actress-turned-musician mixes upfront and honest lyricism in the same vein of Lily Allen with catchy pop hooks and brilliant indie-leaning songwriting on the single, which now, the 22-year-old Sydney musician is following up with her second track, Mr Informative. Arriving with the promise of a debut album and national tour next year, Mr Informative is a punchy and commanding single that combines more honest and emotive songwriting with an attention-seeking instrumental, one that almost feels Angie McMahon-esque with its confident and captivating guitar-driven groove.
According to Pearl, it's a single "for all the lonely people who love to be right and forever push away their loved ones, without ever realising;" the track's soft, nostalgic feel hiding a vulnerable and raw message that takes a couple of listens to truly unearth. "Lyrically, Mr Informative is the song you fantasise about screaming in the face of your ex-lover, the best friend that let you down, your boss and authority figures in your life that appear to revel in your mistakes," she continues.
Arriving with a big 2019 planned, get to know Pearl The Girl and meet her sensational second single below.
Tell us about yourself?
I love this question. Especially when asked by a male specimen wearing boat shoes and a fedora... together.
Well I am Pearl, Pearly, Patricio, Pearlos Partarcos of the Alandos Mega Mega and for a greater part of my childhood my brother Kyro only referred to me as Earl but you may call me, Pearl The Girl.
I’m a singer-songwriter from Sydney. I only just learnt to use my knife and fork properly. My mum hates when I swear on social media, but it’s okay if I sing curse words. The other day at about 4 AM (to paint a picture), a friend asked me what I’d be if I wasn’t a musician and I was speechless.
What’s the vibe music-wise?
My writing structure is very pop based with a grungier rock sound creating what is formerly known as “Pop/Rock”. I’m a huge fan of Arctic Monkeys, The Fratellis, Missy Higgins...
What are your production and writing processes like?
I have a method/process, if you will. I start everything in my journal. I believe the concept of the song comes first, whatever emotional turmoil I need to convey and once I have that the melody fits like a glove. I’ll then demo the song at home with keys and vocals.
My production partner Dan Mac (Art vs. Science) and I we’ll go record bass and Dan Williams (Art vs. Science) smash out some drums in his laundry. Yes, his laundry. D Mac and I will then write some guitar lines which he will nail and redo keys and vocals. We ended up recording 15 songs together because the process just got quicker and quicker.
Can you tell us about your new single, Mr Informative?
Ahhh, Mr Informative. It’s one of my oldest songs and this one poured out of me in about 30 minutes. I was not a happy chap. It’s no secret that the angrier I am, the easier it is to write. Mr Informative represents the figures in your life that revels in your mistakes. The people that perpetually believe they are lonely and forever push away their loved ones, without realising it.
Any shows coming up?
Why, yes. So glad you asked. December 13th I’m throwing a Mr Informative single launch party at Oxford Art Factory. Currently selling tickets on Moshtix HERE.
What’s the rest of the year and 2019 have in store for you?
Early next year I plan to release an album and do an accompanying album tour.
Where can we find more of your music?