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Walt Disco return with first new single in two years, “Pearl”

17 January 2024, 15:00 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Glasgow’s Walt Disco have released the brand new single “Pearl” as their first original music since their 2022 debut album, Unlearning.

“This song dwells on the homesickness and general disconnect from regular life that can come from being in a touring band.” explains songwriter Jack Martin. “The demands of being a musician can put both literal and figurative distance between you and other people in your life. Your touring bubble starts to feel like the only people you can truly relate to, and this can start to feel quite lonely and alienating. In the chorus of this song, I cast my eye forward in time and consider where the consequences of this lifestyle will leave me, while also accepting that this is the life I’ve chosen and I know it’s what I’m meant to do. The song is built around the keyboard part which I first showed the band on the piano at Pearl Street Coop while we were at SXSW.”

The brand new release was written and recorded between Glasgow and its namesake Pearl Street Co-Op in Austin, Texas where the band first worked on the track while at SXSW. “Pearl” is accompanied by a video that sees the band perform inside a music box, shot in Paisley Methodist Central Hall.

“Pearl” is the band’s first new original music since the release of their critically acclaimed 2022 debut album, Unlearning” which picked up nominations for the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award, and AIM Independent Record of the Year.

"Pearl" is out now.

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