Pearla – Effort [Video]

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Pearla – Effort [Video]

“I don’t know why it takes so much effort to feel good these days,” sings Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Nicole Rodriguez aka Pearla. Chances are that a similar thought has crossed your mind, too, at times when happiness seems to be just out of reach. But Pearla wraps this sentiment in a sprawling 5-minute lushly arranged song that reflects the drama and the hope of escaping such a stalemate.

Pearla says about the song:

“’Effort’ is about being too tired to do the things that you know will make you feel better. Getting stuck in a pattern of isolating yourself and resisting what you know you need. I wrote it as a sort of scream out from the stuck-ness.”

Watch the video for “Effort,” directed by V. Haddad:

With this single, Pearla announced her debut album, “Oh Glistening Onion, The Nighttime is Coming,” out October 21 on Spacebomb Records. Listen to our Song Pick of the Day on your favorite streaming service. or below on Bandcamp:

(Photo: Tonje Thilesen)

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