Perth-born folk musician Riley Pearce isn't messing around. EARMILK is here to give you the first listen of Pearce's latest single, "Misplaced": a lush melancholy tune about the unsure and often terrifying nature of new relationships, especially in today's should-I-stay-or-should-I go climate of non-commitment and right swipes. Riley explains:
I wrote 'Misplaced' early on in a new relationship. I was really anxious and unsure of what I wanted and whether it was all going to work out. It’s pretty hard when two people like each other but are so different. It’s a brutally honest song… probably the most from what I’ve written.
It's a little vintage Bon Iver, a little Lumineers. While Pearce draws on obvious influences from the folk and indie genres, he manages to maintain his originality in the heart of the song. With an easy, irresistible melody, rich lyricism and effortless build, "Misplaced" is a track that grabs you and refuses to let you go until the last note quavers out.