PAULI is a brand new artist to emerge in Ireland. Inspired by lockdown the Cork born, Galway raised and now Dublin based musician took his song writing to the bedroom where he wrote and produced a three track EP delving into everything from isolation, to binge drinking as well as dreams of love and loss.
Lead single ‘Cocoon’ is like a comfort blanket with its rounded deep beat and perfectly captures the current situation we find ourselves in, as PAULI sings “All we ever wanted to do was to cocoon you // To keep you safe and warm and hidden away”, “Sitting by the window frame” and ‘What I wouldn’t give for just one touch of your hand”. However, the single’s 90’s pop sensibilities accompanied by a smattering of irony bring a lightness and sense of hope to the single. All of us can relate to looking out our window frame as we work from home and yet, with ‘Cocoon’, the listener can imagine sitting by a beach or a BBQ alongside a fire allowing the comforting waves of the single wash over you. As we embrace our current indoor and outdoor surroundings it reminds us better days are ahead.
With an ear for melodic, catchy pop PAULI references a wide range of influences including The Frames, The Strokes, Milky Chance and Arctic Monkeys. Playing music since he was 8 PAULI has been composing songs since his teens. After some experience in studio recording, PAULI has been mastering his craft at home and Isolation Station is the culmination of years of effort. With past compositions focusing on Pop, Folk and Indie, ‘Cocoon’ has veered into electro territory and capture a summery, beachy vibe with the power to transport.
‘Cocoon’ is out now