Thursday 14 March 2024

Pem - Awe

Photo credit: Sandra Ebert

Returning with her latest effort, Bristol-based Pem has today shared the gorgeous and moving new single Awe. Written through a deeply personal exploration of loss, yearning, and the complexities of grief, the track's softly swirling guitar notes and grounded chords echo a sense of time standing still, all the while life continues to rush around you. It's a hauntingly beautiful art form that exudes her songwriting talents in fine detail, serving as another wonderful introduction to her music. Speaking about the track, Pem remarks: "I wrote ‘awe’ a few weeks after my Dad died. I rushed my grieving and threw myself into a new city to build a new life. Everything felt surreal and unfamiliar, I struggled to relate to my new relationships. I was yearning for closeness but was so terrified of more loss that I felt stuck on loop, like I was moving constantly but never getting closer. That’s why the chords are so simple and repetitive. I was trying to stay still but I just couldn’t shake the sense that I was supposed to be somewhere else. For me ‘awe’ illustrates the tension between a fear of letting go, a fear of gripping on and a fear of staying still." Take a listen for yourselves below.

Pem's Live Dates
16th March | London, UK – Village Underground – Supporting Febueder
19th March | Manchester, UK – YES (Basement) – Supporting Febueder
21st March | Oxford, UK – Jericho Tavern – Supporting Febueder
22nd March | Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds – Supporting Febueder
23rd March | Bristol, UK – Ritual Union – Supporting Febueder
27th March | London, UK – Sebright Arms – Supporting Mylar
14th June | London, UK – The Lexington
30th June | Bristol, UK – Bristol Sounds Festival


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