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Hear A Song By Pearl Charles, L.A.’s New Smoky-Voiced Sweetheart

“You Can Change” is from her self-titled Burger Records EP.

June 23, 2015

In The Verve's alt-rock radio classic, "Bittersweet Symphony," the lyrical mantra goes I can change, I can change. Stylish, joint-smoking newcomer Pearl Charles might speak in the second person on "You Can Change," but the dusty rock stomper has a two-sided emotional core, just like the controversial ’90s hit: it's rife with positive reinforcement, but still feels bittersweet.

"I believe strongly in the power of manifestation and positive thinking," Charles told The FADER in an email. "But I know sometimes it's a lot easier said than done to have an optimistic outlook on everything, especially on those days when it seems like everything is getting you down. The end of the verses—but I just can't change your mind, but I just can't take what's mine, but I just can't make you mine—are that biting little reminder that we can't control other people's actions or reactions, only how we choose to handle the troubles life throws at us."

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The song appears on her self-titled EP, out July 28th via West Coast cassette enthusiasts Burger Records.

Pearl Charles track listing:

Night & Day
You Can Change
Indian Burnout
I Ran So Far
What Can I Do
Idea to Her

Hear A Song By Pearl Charles, L.A.’s New Smoky-Voiced Sweetheart