|Breaking out in 2021 with releases ‘Linger’ and ‘What Can I Do?’, today Matilda Pearl shares new single ‘NICE TO KNOW YA’, out now via Sweat It Out. As the second instalment of her trilogy titled ‘MAYBE I’M JUST PETTY’, Matilda continues to say sayonara to toxic energy and reclaim her power the best way she knows how, making irresistible records. Basking in her pop-fuelled world of technicolour, she rids herself of bad vibes and second-rate relationships as combinations of acoustic and synthesised chords underpin layers of her electric vocal harmonies. Magically moving through her alto register, Matilda displays a richness in tone and depth of texture to be reckoned with. Entirely confident and self-assured she throws the ultimate level of shade, “hunny I’m so over it, gotta tell you don’t feel bad for me, I get to leave, you gotta live with you forever”. Forever bold and wise beyond her years, Matilda Pearl is non-stop flexing her insane energy and dynamic songwriting talents.
Matilda Pearl shares “I binge watched Secret Life of Us in 2021 lockdowns. Joel Edgerton has this line in season one where he says to his ex “don’t feel bad for me. I get to leave. You have to live with you forever.” It was like one of those moments where you think of something to say after the fact and go “damn, I wish I had said that.” So I wrote it down and took it into a writing session with Tim and Keeks and we went from there.”
Working together again, the accompanying music video sees Matilda Pearl enlist 2 x ARIA nominated Liam Kelly after previously joining forces on the clip for her 2021 single ‘Linger’. Putting her epic production talents to work, Matilda Pearl not only crafts dynamic sets but perfectly captures the essence of the record whilst in shot. On the making of the video Matilda Pearl notes “the music video is like if the creators of Doctor Who, Play School, and Barbarella got together, had a few too many drinks and said stuff it, let’s make something magic but only had a mini budget.”
Mornington Peninsula based Matilda Pearl is going from strength to strength as she shares her technicolour world with every infectious release. Self-proclaimed as “mermaid meets disco”, she first discovered her love for songwriting at the age of 14, drawing inspiration from the likes of Lily Allen, Dua Lipa, Madonna, Jamiroquai and Confidence Man. Going on to enter triple j’s Unearthed High competition with ‘Your Touch’, Matilda garnered attention from an array of the station’s presenters as well as former Unearthed High winner George Alice. Recent releases ‘What Can I Do?’ and ‘Linger’ solidified her unique and inspiring pop sound, catching industry attention from the likes of The Music Network, Life Without Andy, Milky, Pilerats, AAA Backstage and triple j, with Declan Byrne noting how a Matilda record “feels like someone has shot a confetti cannon from a building top and everyone’s suddenly dancing in the streets to the colourful rain!” Over the last 12 months Matilda Pearl has brought this insane energy centre stage with a plethora of festival performances including Reconnect All Ages, Land of Plenty, Groove Tunes, Ocean Sounds and NYE On The Hill, not to mention supporting Client Liaison at The Forum in Melbourne. This year she will be gracing the stage for her headline show at Northcote Social Club in November as well as returning to NYE On The Hill for what is guaranteed to be yet another electric performance.
‘NICE TO KNOW YA’ by Matilda Pearl is out now via Sweat It Out.