Songwriting is often overlooked and forgotten in the modern realm of repetitive verses and one-liner hooks. But Australian duo PLGRMS has been steadily gaining the attention of tastemakers and fans alike with their sophisticated lyrics and delicately delivered ethereal pop. Proving that songwriting isn't just a buzzword, they release the powerful single "Daylight" off their forthcoming debut EP.
Comprised of singer-songwriter Jacob Pearson and multi-instrumentalist songwriter-producer Jonathan Bowden, PLGRMS is an artistically ambitious project that shuns its Australian coastal influences. "Daylight" is as far from beachy as one can get, with its ominous keys swelling up to a dark euphoric chorus. Evocative lyrics enhance this moody number, with Jacob's gritty vocals caressing every word. If you find yourself searching for meaning in the cryptic songwriting, it's because that's how PLGRMS intended it to be: "['Daylight'] is a feeling, a choice to be made, a person; it's whatever you need it to be so that you can bring yourself out from the dark. We hope that [our listeners] find their own distinct meaning/message in the music and lyrics and that they take from the song what they need or want to."
Since their inception, PLGRMS has been working hard at finessing their sound, landing on an exhilaratingly refreshing electro pop that boasts not only of catchy hooks, but astute depth as well. Their debut EP is slated to be released later this year- a therapeutic respite that we simply cannot wait for.