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Local folk pop artist Shannon Pearl’s music takes a focus on ecology and climate change; having captured the attention with her recent single Halcyon, thanks to its powerful lyricism and instrumental vision, Pearl’s new release, Mountains, unveils more of the artist’s innate way with melody.

Continuing in the same nature inspired, folk pop vein, Mountains reflects Pearl’s admiration for all things wild, as she explains: “All of my music is inspired by wild environments. There’s just something about the mountains that I can’t get enough of.” Recorded in Cumbria in 2019, then mixed and produced remotely during lockdown, Pearl found a new, more personal meaning to the song. “When the pandemic happened and the restrictions were brought in, I was so anxious and thought I’d never see my wild places ever again (at least it felt like that at the time). So, the lyrics took on quite a literal meaning after that, and the song became a love letter of sorts, to where I spend a lot of my spare time – the mountains of the Lake District.” 

Alongside Mountains, Pearl is developing a unique sound art project, Ghosts, which will be released in November. Based on an auditory response to visual stimuli, the work will feature looped audio, field recordings and percussive embellishments to forge meaningful links to historical events, resulting in a truly immersive experience.

Shannon Pearl releases Mountains on 14th June.

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