THIS SHOW IS STRICTLY 18+
From the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria - 18 year-old singer, song-writer Matilda Pearl releases a dreamy, disco infused electro-pop track ‘Linger’. Aligning with the release, Matilda Pearl announces her signing to Sweat It Out as well as joining Unified Management and Lonely Lands Agency for touring alongside some of Australia’s most exciting artists - Tones and I, Budjerah and Ocean Alley.
Inspired by classic pop icons, Kylie Minogue, Madonna as well as disco staple Jamiroquai, Matilda Pearl tastefully fuses her angelic vocals with vibrant dance-pop productions. With a knack for creating infectious indie pop music, ‘Linger’ is an earworm filled with sparkling 80s synth sounds and funk guitar chords.
Matilda explains the inspiration behind the track, “‘Linger’ is about knowing something is bad for you, but hanging around anyway which I did in the last few years of high school. It's about the feeling between clinging onto something awesome that was once there, but also realising it's long gone. I wrote it during year 12 partly to distract myself from online study, but also with the intention to get myself up and dancing to the bad times rather than feeling sad over them. I hope people listen and get that same feeling that it's better to dance like no one is watching when stuff gets hard.”
Growing up with a family who runs the local dolphin tours and brought up listening to 80s music, the young talent describes her sound as “mermaid meets disco”. At the age of 14, Matilda discovered her love for songwriting combining this with her innate pop-sensibilities, before finishing year 12, she released ‘Soak’ and ‘Your Touch’, both produced by her high-school music production teachers - Lionel Towers from Gypsy and the Cat and Stephen Docker of Strange Talk. After entering ‘Your Touch’ into triple j’s Unearthed High competition, Matilda garnered attention from an array of triple j presenters as well as former Unearthed High winner George Alice. With her charismatic and bright personality emphatically shining through her music, Matilda's unique slice of indie-pop cements the young artist as one of the exciting up and comers in the scene.
‘Linger’ is out now via Sweat It Out.