Beautiful, lilting and lush, the new single from Helen Perris is a brightly wrapped pop song but with a darker core. ‘Mirrors & Windows’ takes the subject of depression and loneliness and addresses those feelings with subtle depth. However, by focusing also on the silly foibles of the human condition, Perris is also happy to laugh at the things we do to keep ourselves going.
It’s an interesting mix, something of a difficult subject matter blended with a pure pop sound, and it makes for a touchingly original song. Ordinarily, such deep themes matched by the tone (hello Damien Rice), but this is a little different and it sets it apart.
Keep an eye on Helen Perris, a talented Australian songwriter with great potential.