Indie, Pop, Rock
missy higgins, kate nash, lily allen
foy vance, the strokes, fiona apple, jason mraz, The fratellis
A beat up rental van, affectionately dubbed Jill, thunders down a long winding coastal road in the south of New Zealand.
Without a single soul in sight a green eyed, brown haired girl singing melodies and lyrics out loud to herself tries jotting down ideas in an open notepad next to her without taking her eyes of the road.
Her ink stained fingers will turn through the pages later and attempt to make sense of the scribbles when she sets up camp by the ocean, pours herself a whiskey and plays her guitar by a meager fire giving melody to the poetry.
This impetuous style of journal entry music is the essence of Pearl's songwriting; authentic and unrestrained.
After years of working as an actress Pearl has used her experience of tapping into emotional banks for characters as a way to also harvest genuine depth and brutally honest feelings for her music. This results in a song writing nuance of someone way beyond her years.
So eloquent in her ability to express the fundamental concepts of love, breakups, independence/loneliness it is easy to feel as though she has plucked the thoughts from our own minds and entwined them in her melody.
Pearl is an artist of contrasts, like reading through her journal she can be both cynical and optimistic. Her mellifluous vocals can feel both vulnerable and raw yet contain a dash of flirtatious moxy when she invites you into her personal space to experience her dalliances.