“A movingly pragmatic distinction between desire and self-respect set to pedal steel.” – The Guardian
“As if Tom Petty were riding shotgun, Charles and band capture a certain Southern California essence.”– LA TIMES
“Bursting with blues-rock and blissed-out psychedelia.” – PITCHFORK
One of the US’ finest rising stars, Pearl Charles, has revealed ‘Take Your Time’, the second track to be taken from her stunning new album, ‘Magic Mirror’, out on Kanine Records on 15th January 2021.
Speaking of the track Pearl said, “Thoreau once said, ‘Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.’ How much of our lives do we waste living in fear, looking to substances or other people for reassurance that everything is going to be ok? ‘Take Your Time’ suggests we all slow down, look around and let the rhythm of the natural world be our guide. Take a minute and listen.
Magic Mirror is a looking glass of sorts. Like a modern day Alice in Wonderland, Pearl beckons you to slip and fall into her world. You’ll find yourself drifting with the tide – the ups, downs, and all-arounds of a life well-lived and well-loved.
From start to finish you float along a reflective river, dancing in the private Studio 54 of your living room, decked out in sequins or nothing at all. It’s a feel good album that asks us to actually take the time to feel good. Magic Mirror follows the cartography of a girl, growing into a woman, as she moves through life from single-dom, to the expansive space of self-reflection, and the newly appreciated perspective of coming back together again and finding yourself, this time with someone new.
Pearl has been playing music since she was five years old. At 18, she formed country duo The Driftwood Singers with Christian Lee Hutson, singing and playing guitar and autoharp. At 22, she joined garage rock band The Blank Tapes as a drummer. After a few fun-filled years immersed in the rock and roll lifestyle, she decided it was time to pursue her own songwriting, and began developing the songs that formed 2015’s eponymous debut EP and additional debut LP that came out in 2017 on Kanine Records. Subsequently crafting an exhilarating live show, in which she has headlined national and international dates as well as shared the stage with contemporaries Best Coast, Sunflower Bean, Mac Demarco, Conor Oberst, etc, as well as festival plays like ACL, Huichica and Desert Daze.
Her music career has been a chronological progression from old-time music to 60’s garage and psychedelia, and now more 70’s country and soft rock. Drawn to catchy, poppy hooks and choruses, Charles draws on what she loves about each era while developing her unique style and voice as a musician, singer, and songwriter.