Marking the Summer Solstice, “Look For The Light” is the radiant new single release by Pearl Diver.
The lead single and title-track of what will be the Oxford trio’s debut EP (released 15 July), it’s a stately piece of lysergic rock that nods to the classic works of Radiohead, Pink Floyd and The Beatles.
As drifting and dreamy, as it is ethereal and elatory, “Look For The Light” pairs lucid arrangements with lyrics that celebrate the transcendent nature of the human soul and the flame that flickers within all of us.
Written by lead singer and guitarist Matt Sage whilst on retreat in a hut overlooking the North Cornish sea; mesmerised by his shimmering surroundings and at one with the natural world, he found himself in a consummate state of being.
An expression of the blissful feelings he felt at that moment, the sunshine-gilded words and melodies of “Look For The Light” fell naturally into place. Just as the Summer solstice opposes winter, day opposes night; the resultant Pearl Diver release finds a band creating a beacon of light and catharsis capable of counteracting the encroaching darkness of recent times.
Chiming with the themes explored within the song, “Look For The Light” arrives with an affecting DIY video shot by Matt during the first lockdown. Simply filmed in his local park in Oxford, it offers a unique document of that surreal period where the balance between mother nature and humanity felt like it was shifting in her favour once more.
“Look for The Light” is the first track to emerge from the band’s debut EP of the same name. Recorded in a remote cottage in Wales and due to be released on 15 July, the 5 track collection will showcase the breadth of the band’s abilities, from the taut post-rock jam of “Heaven Help Me” to the sleepy elegance of “Give It All Away” and the soulful 70s-inflected grooves of “You Can Bring Your Darkness”. The release lays down a formidable stepping stone on the path towards Pearl Diver’s long awaited debut album – expected later in the year.
Planning a series of shows around the new releases, Pearl Diver – upcoming dates are detailed below, with tickets on sale now.
PEARL DIVER – LIVE DATES
7th October, Klub Kakoffaney, OXFORD
12th November, Harcourt Arms, OXFORD
Tickets on Sale here: https://pearldiverband.com/shows/