– Dermot O’Leary, BBC Radio 2
Essex-based artist Kevin Pearce returns with the haunting first single from his new album, So On, out now. Maria Come Home is out now via Dharma Records.
The single is an ode to the tragic life of the late, great Soprano Maria Callas, opera’s first international superstar. Pearce explains “it was written after being frozen still whilst first hearing her voice and further reading about her life, which was as incredible as it was troubled.” Renowned for a playful theatricality and a masterful sense of atmosphere, Pearce matches his melancholy vocals with a delicate bittersweet melody to create a track that is heartfelt, intimate and euphoric.
Pearce has already received praise from numerous well-regarded publications including The Independent, MOJO, Uncut and Q to name but a few. He has also gained support from BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and Stuart Maconie, BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris, Dermot O’Leary and Janice Long as well as Absolute Radio’s Frank Skinner. Pearce is performing a UK tour around the release of So On, culminating in a gig at the inimitable Green Note in London, the heart of the city’s folk, blues, and roots scene.
Catch Kevin Pearce live at the following dates on 1st February 2018 at The Musician, Leicester.
Maria Come Home is out now via Dharma Records.