Opening with a mix of synth-rock riffs and vocals that sounds like they could be the start of Edwyn Collins' "A Girl Like You," Pearls' "Pretend You're Mine" is a fun auditory jumble of styles and sounds. The accompanying video, which we're excited to premiere on PAPER, is equally discombobulating (in a good way): there are shots of the Australian three-piece drinking champagne with friends in a glam '70s-by-way-of-Tumblr room; a cutaway to two cheetahs humping; and occasional clips of a glittery guy with a bowl cut licking a gold hand sculpture.
Frontman Ryan Caesar tells us that "the first spark of inspiration for the clip came by way of a hazy hangover, with the girls watching the Marc Bolan TV show in bed after a night out. It was the perfect comedown, Bolan in his bright pink satin suit, struttin around singing 'Ride A White Swan'. The ladies adored the visuals and wanted to replicate that kind of sleazy, '70's tongue in cheek feel." The song is the titular single off of the band's debut album of the same name, out now via Dot Dash/Remote Control. Check out the video and break out your body glitter.