Pearla, "Somewhere"

Photo Credit: Cynthia Lee

Nicole Rodriguez is a singer/songwriter always drawing inspiration from the road ahead. Recording and performing under the name Pearla, the young artist recently released a debut EP, If You’re Not Alright Now, which had taste-makers comparing her style to Alanis Morisette and Ani DiFranco.
Now, Pearla is back with “Somewhere,” a stand-alone single that teases an album due in early 2018. The track evokes early Sylvan Esso with sparse, twinkling keys setting up an ever-building electronic swirl leading to a stunning crescendo.
“‘Somewhere’ is about feeling like a child and being completely thrown off by the real world,” Rodriguez shares. “It’s about feeling lost and out of control, but trying desperately to trust the universe.”
Stream Pearla’s “Somewhere” below and be sure to follow her here for more.