Sydney-based duo PLGRMS build upon the understated electronica of 2016’s previous releases "Gemini" and "Fools and Their Gold" to forge their most compelling track to date.
Known for their inventive arrangements and a talent for a killer chorus, PLGRMS – namely Jacob Pearson and Jonathan Bowden - up the ante with the intoxicating tones of their latest effort.
From the rumbling bassline that lures listeners deeper into the track’s spell to the novel, ricocheting ping-pong of the production, it is clear that in "Dream You Up" the pair are ready and willing to push PLGRMS’ boundaries up into higher echelons. "I found what I’m looking for," sings Pearson, his voice soaring longingly alongside the synths as the song unravels towards its peak, somehow managing to simultaneously succeed in being both brooding and euphoric.
"When there’s mystery behind something or someone, it’s so interesting and intriguing. By nature we just can't help ourselves and want to find out what it is. It's the anticipation and the thrill of what we don't understand,” Pearson explains, discussing the meaning behind the song. “I’ve gone through it, but when you unveil the truth, the magic just disappears. So, it's about stopping yourself from understanding it completely, so that thrill can hang around a bit longer." If this is what PLGRMS draw from such conundrums then long may the intrigue continue.