Since receiving an array of praise from online publications, South London twosome PELA swiftly follow up their recent singles with the iridescent single “Reverie”. Layered with fizzy electronics, glittering melodies and featuring a sleek sax appearance, the single is a blissful slice of escapism.
Embellished with the warmth of Hannah Coombes’ honeyed vocals and littered with dreamy pop intimacies, “Reverie” is woven with intimate songwriting and the stellar self-production from Olly Shelton to create a tapestry of unique and alluring electronica. Embracing the freedoms of creativity, PELA have created a tune that truly expresses their distinctive identity.
“A lot of love went into Reverie,” explains the duo. “Both in terms of the time it took to get the sound and the way we both feel towards it. We had 4 or 5 different versions with different vocals / productions, each with unique endpoints. We landed on this version as it captures what the song is about – a dreamlike state. Dom Walker is on the sax, he’s pretty much an honorary PELA member and really added a lot to this one.”
Telling us more about the single’s stylised artwork, PELA says: “We made the artwork from a photo we took in LA. It was this Wes Anderson-y looking house on a canal and on closer look, had a monkey inside it (that we absolutely didn’t approve of) but it worked and we feel the artwork contributes to the whole world of Reverie.”