Pearl Charles Returns With Stunning New Single ‘Smoke In The Limousine’

Out Now
Headline Show Announced @ London’s Omeara

October 10th, 2024

“A movingly pragmatic distinction between desire and self-respect set to pedal steel.” – THE GUARDIAN

Razor-sharp lyrics, confiding, crystalline vocals and nods to classic country rock & soft pop, with
results that are ensnaring & bewitching” – SUNDAY TIMES


“Modern-day reflections on disco euphoria and Canyon contemplation.” – UNCUT

“Bursting with blues-rock and blissed-out psychedelia.”PITCHFORK


Off the back of an intimate sellout show at London’s Slaughtered Lamb last week, one of the US’ finest rising artists Pearl Charles returns with brand new music – the simply stunning new single ‘Smoke In The Limousine’ – listen here.

The track arrives in conjunction with the announcement of her biggest UK headline show to date, set for October 10th at London’s Omeara.

Guided by a stunning acoustic guitar, strings and Pearl’s vocals, ‘Smoke In The Limousine’ is haunting, yet beautiful, whilst simultaneously channelling the trippier side of The Beatles. It was recorded at Infinitespin Studio in LA and produced by Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast, Local Natives, FIDLAR).

Of the track, Pearl explains; “‘Smoke In the Limousine’, like a tarot card spread or a palm reading, speaks of our past, present and future, as well as the conscious and subconscious interpretations we project onto all three states of time. Envisioned “smoke and mirrors” inside limousines that both promise grandeur and luxury, but also may not be all that they initially seem to be – if they ever even come to be at all. Still, we find ourselves hanging onto hope for the future, even if it may turn out to be entirely illusory.”

2021 saw the release of Pearl’s highly acclaimed album Magic Mirror, which drew high praise from the likes of The Guardian, Sunday Times, Uncut, Pitchfork and saw single ‘Givin’ It Up’ light up the airwaves on BBC 6 Music.

Pearl has been playing music since she was five years old. At 18, she formed country duo The Driftwood Singers with Christian Lee Hutson, singing and playing guitar and autoharp. After a few fun-filled years immersed in the rock and roll lifestyle, she decided it was time to pursue her own songwriting, and began developing the songs that formed 2015’s eponymous debut EP and additional debut LP that came out in 2018 on Kanine Records. She has headlined national and international dates as well as shared the stage with contemporaries Weyes Blood, Best Coast, Sunflower Bean, Mac Demarco, Conor Oberst, The Teskey Brothers etc, as well as festival plays like ACL, Pickathon and Desert Daze.


Her music career has been a chronological progression from old-time music to 60’s garage and psychedelia, and now more 70’s country and soft rock. Drawn to catchy, poppy hooks and choruses, Pearl draws on what she loves about each era while developing her unique style and voice as a musician, singer, and songwriter.

Tickets for Pearl’s headline show at London’s Omeara on October 10th are available HERE.

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