‘Watercolours’ was written in 2017 by Liana Perillo after a meditation weekend in Byron Bay. She wrote the ostinato bassline first, as it replicated the drumming sounds she heard whilst meditating, and it brought a sense of groundedness to the piece. It was a time of change and transformation for Liana, emerging out of her (age 27) Saturn return and into a new body, mind and life. Recorded 3 years later, in 2020 during COVID-19 home isolation, it felt like the right time; and the song’s message felt more poignant than ever.
In early 2020, Përolas began playing with drummer, Louis Spencely, and it felt right to record ‘Watercolours’ with live drums, echoing the songs origins. Fabian Aravalés – Bass guitar, electric guitar, trumpet, synthesiser, vocals Liana Perillo – Vocals, electric & acoustic harp, Drum machine Louis Spencely – Drums Audio production, mixing & mastering by Fabian Aravalés Videography, and Video production – Fabian & Liana
Përolas : electro-acoustic duo, featuring a rare combination of Liana on Harp & Vocals, and Fabian on Guitar (acoustic & electric), Trumpet, Keyboard and live electronic drum loops.
Përolas is amongst the very few in Melbourne, Australia, to bring the harp into the contemporary acoustic-electric realm by coupling this ancient instrument with percussive elements, loops and other real instruments. From up-tempo beats to ethereal soundscapes, and an rnb flavour, they bring a unique and intriguing energy and essence through their original compositions and arrangements.