Ahead of the release of her anticipated new album Magic Mirror, rising US artist Pearl Charles has released her cosmic new single, Only For Tonight, accompanied by a psychedelically-retro inspired video directed by Bobbi Rich. The track is the third taste of music from the album, which Charles digresses further on below.
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Only For Tonight?
The reception for Only For Tonight and the whole album has been so overwhelmingly positive, especially over in the UK! Only For Tonight is definitely an outlier track for the record, but I thought it was a really fun way to kick off the album and pay tribute to one of my favourite bands (ABBA) at the same time!
TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence?
Only For Tonight is the story of the highs and lows of nights out on the town and the regrets of the morning after, all with a sparkly disco sheen that makes those regrets seem just a little bit sweeter!
TF: And you also have new album out, Magic Mirror, what can we look forward to from that?
Magic Mirror is a very introspective album, with lyrical themes about soul searching and self-reflection throughout. Sonically, it’s a little bit country, a little bit rock’n’roll and as heard from Only For Tonight, a little bit disco. I was very inspired by the female singer/songwriters of the 1970’s, specifically from the Laurel Canyon scene, but I tried to carry that torch into the 21st century and make music from my perspective in the here and now.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
I love playing anywhere where the fans want to come out and see me and I feel so lucky to be able to get to travel the world playing my music for people! I am really looking forward to getting back on the road and seeing where the travels may take me!