DARRELLE LONDON SHARES ANTHEM OF RESILIENCE AND SELF-ACCEPTANCE WITH NEW SONG PLUTO
ARRIVES ALONGSIDE HEARTWARMING
ANIMATED MUSIC VIDEO – WATCH HERE
SINGLE APPEARS ON LONDON’S FIRST FULL-LENGTH
CHILDREN’S ALBUM PRIMARY SET FOR RELEASE ON MARCH 24
TORONTO, ON – February 22, 2023 – This past Saturday (February 18) the stars and planets aligned and Toronto singer-songwriter, Darrelle London, launched her new single, Pluto. Arriving in conjunction with the anniversary of the 1930 discovery of Pluto, the sweet and plucky indie-pop tune centres around themes of resilience and self-acceptance, written from the perspective of our favourite dwarf planet. Today (which is aptly Anti-Bullying Day), London releases the song’s heartwarming animated music video. Watch here and listen to Pluto here.
"I wrote Pluto to convey the power of acceptance, anti-bullying, and self-love,” says London. “But it's just as much for us millennial parents who grew up learning that Pluto was a planet, and can't quite accept its demoted status. It's one of those many examples of how human knowledge can evolve and change, and our kids are learning something different than we did. It was a really fun topic to explore, and I've since learned that scientists and astronomers still debate Pluto's status to this day!"
Pluto marks the second release from London’s forthcoming new children’s album, Primary, which is set for release on March 24, and follows the record’s lead single, Chugga Choo Choo. With a back-catalogue of albums that have been described as “quirky” and “whimsical” – though not necessarily aimed towards kids – it was a natural progression for London to take her musical style and turn it into her first full-length children’s album. Primary perfectly treads the line between music for kids and music for grown-ups, with enchanting lyrical storytelling set to infectious indie-pop instrumentation.
A mother of two young’uns herself, Primary marks the first time that London made an album since her children were babies. While playing the role of teacher (among many other things!) during the initial COVID lockdowns, London’s children would ask questions and she felt compelled to answer them in the form of songs. The songs on Primary explore the small wonders of life, such a seeing the moon out during the day (Day Moon); simple pleasures, like going for ice cream with a friend on a hot summer day (Ice Cream); they joy found in creating art just for the sake of it (Primary and Let’s Make Something New); and even important lessons like why we should respect even the tiniest of creatures (Bugs).
Stay tuned for more to come from Darrelle London as she gears up to release Primary!
MORE ABOUT DARRELLE LONDON:
Darrelle is no stranger to following her heart to unexpected places. After turning down law school to pursue a music career, she has spent the last decade making her mark on the college and festival circuit across North America. Some highlights include performing at iconic venues such as Hollywood’s Troubadour Club and Nashville’s Bluebird Café, collaborating with her favourite artists such as Chantal Kreviazuk, being chosen by Sarah McLachlan to perform at Lilith Fair, and placing her music on TV shows and ad campaigns in the US and South Korea.