Texture like Sun is the project of Melbourne musician Mark Pearl. I fell in love with his first single “Bottle,” and shared it with you back in August (at the time, an EP was promised later this year). Now confirmed, the EP is due out November 2 (the first release from new label Blank Tape), with Pearl receiving assistance from Australian producer Pip “Countbounce” Norman and Dan Rejmer (who’s mixed tracks for Bjork and Foals).
For another taste of his music, he’s just shared the EP’s second single, “One Great Prize.” More subdued than the lively “Bottle,” it’s one of the warmest tracks I’ve heard in quite some time. Pearl’s honest, pure vocal arrangements are supported by Norman’s interesting take on production. Once the track opens up, it has that same bounce to it that made “Bottle” so great, but still maintains all the elements of a beautiful folk song. This combination makes Texture Like Sun such an intriguing listen.
A live (six-piece) show is also in the diary, with an (Australian) East Coast tour to celebrate the EP release scheduled.