Pearla – Unglow The [Video]
Leave it to Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Nicole Rodriguez aka Pearla to write a song about death that is anything but dark. “Trying not to think about things that don’t make sense to me,” she sings in a track that celebrates the mystery of life.
“‘Unglow The’ is about mortality, and the absurdity of life on Earth. I wrote it after one of my old friends passed away and I was finding it so impossible to grasp. No matter how many times I experience death, it never feels ‘real.’ I feel a similar way when I experience anything really grand or beautiful. Some things are just too big to process. I think we’re all walking through life in varying degrees of denial of death…anxiety about death. We find ways to comfort ourselves and live in a meaningful way. But we don’t know what we don’t know! There’s a lot of mystery to being alive. I want to stay open to that mystery. That’s what this song is about for me.”
“Unglow The” is the latest single from her debut album Oh Glistening Onion, The Nighttime is Coming, out today on Spacebomb Records.
Check out the self-directed video below:
Listen to the out Song Pick of the Day, “Unglow The,” below:
(Photo: Tonje Thilesen)