Pearly Drops‘s new single, “Final Form,” is out today via FEF Corp.
A Finnish electronic duo that has put out a few singles since 2019, Pearly Drops are one of the most exciting up-and-coming acts in the north of Europe (as proof, we already named “Breathless” as one of the best tracks of the year). They are hardly beginners, though. They have been running the Helsinki label FEF Corp for a few years now, working alongside ALMA or Nightwave and promoting “music made for DJs and catwalks; also: for nightly promenades and oceanside sexin’.” Sounds pretty good if you ask us.
Pearly Drops used to be fairly successful as Femme En Fourrure, an electro-pop act making fun, radio-ready songs. Whether Femme En Fourrure will continue in the future is unknown yet, but it is clear that re-branding themselves with this new project was the right call. Formed by Sandra Tervonen and Juuso Malin, their brand of electronic pop is equally in debt to the more minimalist PC Music offshoots as it is to the wavey, uncapturable melodies of trap music.
Their last single “Final Form”, quite possibly their finest yet, ventures more towards the latter. Though the lush and unfathomably pretty synths structuring the song are hardly the first thing to come to mind when thinking about trap, Tervonen’s heavily auto-tuned vocals and meandering melodies are trap music staples. That being said, the song’s biggest strength is its focused, quotable chorus. “Are you ready for my final form?”, Tervonen sings not with trap braggadocio but with synth-pop playfulness. As Pearly Drops ready the release of their full-length debut album, we won’t have to wait much longer to see their final form.