Pearl & the Prayers – “Flesh & Bone”


“Flesh & Bone” is the first single from Pearl & the Prayers’ upcoming debut album. It’s a haunting, riveting effort from the Los Angeles act — one with moody, murky appeal. Lead singer Pearl projects a ghostly quiver in her vocal presence, recalling ’90s acts like Portishead, Massive Attack, and Bjork in the masterful incorporation of swirling electronic/guitar interplay and vocal power — especially present during the consuming “become my own,” conclusion. Bassist Andrew Walton and drummer Akin Orbay comprise a gripping rhythm section, one that helps craft the soundscape with seamless appeal. I’m definitely looking forward to Pearl & the Prayers’ debut album.

The band says the following about the track: ““Flesh & Bone” is the first song that we all wrote together as a band. I brought in a few chords, the beginning of a melody and some bare bones lyrics about that uncertainty you sometimes feel about someone else’s intentions and learning to trust yourself. Once we finished writing it together we realised we had honed in on our own unique sound.”

“Flesh & Bone” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 2019’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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