PLS PLS ME came together on a grey New Year’s Day in 2016 while launching QUEER MF, a local showcase and party for queer music. Singer/multi-instrumentalists Jimi Fish and Jessie Torrisi bonded over writing songs about sex, longing, and surviving the age of Trump.
Their long-awaited debut EP, Too Late (out on October 9th), only leans further into their kaleidoscopic sound, finding the duo pairing a trip hop single about taking on the system (“Checked Out”) with a Lolita tale delicately intertwining Fish and Torrisi’s voices and, on the title track, a summer love song fit for a modern update of a John Hughes soundtrack.
More than anything though, Too Late is a fulfilling encapsulation of two friends and collaborators honing their craft over countless FaceTime chats and recording sessions, destined to score hangouts in dog parks, crashing open mic nights, making extravagant meals, and being part of movements for change.
None of this captures this the best than their new visuals for the album’s title track “Too Late,” which sees the band performing their way through an eerie haunted house of sorts that instead of being scary tells a surreal tale of love.
Jessie comments “These songs are all about moments where something, whether something inside you or in a relationship, is changed and there’s just no going back. They were written from a perspective of both facing and running from pain. Life is real and so are regrets. These songs are all about an awakening, something you can never un-know once you know it.”