Sonically cinematic visionaries PLGRMS today make their long-awaited return with the dark and triumphant ‘Disappear’, accompanied by a stunning black and white visual.
‘Disappear’ is what the Sydney duo, comprised of singer-songwriter Jacob Pearson and multi- instrumentalist and songwriter Jonathan Bowden, describe as a “note to self”.
“You want to take the first step, dive towards something new, but it’s so easy being resistant to change. Sometimes almost drowning is what it takes for us to learn how to swim.”
The track passed through a stellar cast to bring it to life, produced by Ross James aka upsidedownhead (Vera Blue / EʌST / Thelma Plum), and mixed by Dan Grech (Radiohead / Lana Del Rey / Halsey), with The Preature’s Luke Davison on drums.
It comes as PLGRMS’ first release since their forced hiatus in early 2019, while Pearson worked to overcome his battle with chronic pain.
PLGRMS is the brainchild of Sydney based singer-songwriter Jacob Pearson, and multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Jonathan Bowden.
The duo was forged during Bowden’s search for the “voice” that would bring the new music he had written to life. After fatefully stumbling across a YouTube video of Pearson, a humble Central Coast troubadour, the search was over and PLGRMS was formed.
Combined, Pearson and Bowden make a powerful team. The pulsing synths, charging beats and emotive vocals of their songs have amassed over 10 million streams online to date, with many of their singles charting on Spotify Viral Charts across the globe.
PLGRMS have received radio support from the likes of Triple J, BBC Radio 6, Radio X and Beats1. In addition to this, they have also caught the keen eye of many online tastemakers such as Earmilk, The Line Of Best Fit, Stereogum and Hillydilly, and supported the likes of Vera Blue, Dean Lewis, Mansionair, Lastlings, and TORA.
Following a forced hiatus as a result of chronic back pain suffered by Pearson, PLGRMS return to the musical sphere with their gorgeous and moody new single ‘Disappear’. With plans for more new music to follow, PLGRMS will no doubt be one of the most talked about bands this year.