Sydney duo PLGRMS have unveiled their new single, the brooding yet anthemic 'Limbs'.
Singer-songwriter Jake Pearson and multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Jonathan Bowden combine their talents to deliver an emotionally charged indie-tronica anthem with pulsing synths and electronic beats. The song comes as a real standout of recent releases due to its memorable lyrics and powerful chorus.
Speaking on the meaning of the song, Pearson says “I think we've probably all met someone that acts impulsive and fearless, then fixates on maintaining that reputation.”
“The lyric “Show me who you really are” was my first inclination towards someone who always had their walls up. But to feel someone lower their defences and explore that with you was like finding gold.”
Sonically, PLGRMS take cues from the likes of SOHN and Alt-J, influences which combine with a culmination of everything the duo has created to date to create an unforgettable track.
Not content with strength of the tune alone, the duo enlists the help of several prominent behind-the-scenes collaborators; the track features Luke Davison of The Preatures on percussion, production by Ross James aka upsidedownhead (Vera Blue, E^ST, Thelma Plum), mixing by Dan Grech (Radiohead, Lana Del Rey, Halsey), and mastering by Leon Zervos (Amy Shark, Dope Lemon). But it's not a case of too many cooks spoiling the broth on this occasion; the track sounds pristine, with the clear production really allowing the fantastic songwriting to shine through.
'Limbs' follows on from their last single 'Disappear', released earlier this year in April as their comeback single following a forced hiatus in early 2019 as a result of singer Jake Pearson’s battle with chronic back pain. 'Limbs' is the second track from the next chapter of the duo's career, with a new project due for release early next year. Can't wait that long? Fret not, this latest single will be followed by a string of new tracks to be released to round out the year. Finally, something good to come out of 2020!