Like the bell-shaped fruit, the creation of Pears was sweet serendipity after the young band - comprising of bassist Ayesha Tyabji, singer Nour Boujacli and guitarist Mohamed ‘Mojay’ Abdulla - recorded their previous single, Purple Lemonade, in December.
“The song Pears came together in such a unique and spontaneous manner and we think that spirit reflects in it as well,” said Ayesha, 19, a Bahraini of Pakistani heritage who lives in Saar. “While Mojay was tracking the guitar solo, which took more than 190 attempts, Nour and I were messing about with the guitar melody for Pears and throwing words back and forth at each other until it came together.
“The writing process, which was so natural and organic, took flight in one sitting then and there, and we would be starting the next sentence of a lyric with the last word of the previous one. The recording and mixing process, however, took a little longer.
“It was a playful process with occasional laughs at how the universe of ‘Pears’ was coming together.”
As for the name, Ayesha had stored it in the system as it was the first word that came to her mind.
“I don’t know why that popped up in my head,” she added.
“Pear is one of my favourite fruits and it worked out because this song, after all, talks about relationships and pears grow in pairs.”
The punchy indie-pop 3:36-minute track boasts a cheerful melody overlaid with witty lyrics about disharmony within a relationship.
“Although Pears has a groovy bass-line and a fresh and bright guitar rhythm, it is not all rainbows and butterflies,” explained Nour, the 19-year-old Bahraini of Lebanese heritage, who also lives in Saar.
“It is a description and critique of the gradual modern day falling-out in relationships, where one can finally ‘see it now in full focus’ and come to the realisation that what they see in someone is not all it is made out to be.”
Ayesha added that this song is an epiphany that reveals a real ‘unsugar-coated’ truth to the listener when they see beyond the joyous facade and ear candy, the same way we do in people.
The song is scoring well and the ever-evolving group still has a lot more medleys up their sleeves.
“We are always sitting on tonnes of ideas for new music and it’s just a matter of bringing them to life,” said Ayesha.
“Currently, we have a really exciting single in the works, but this one is going to take some time. We are also hoping to get some more gigs under our belt and reach a greater audience through live shows.
“We’ve had the privilege of working with so many people since the launch of our band, and it has really broadened our horizon in terms of the music we make. It’s exciting to see our own growth through our releases and to see people enjoying each song even more than the previous one.
“It is a great feeling to be able to do what you love, and the realisation that there are people who enjoy what we create makes it so much better. We would like to express our gratitude and thanks to all our supporters. Even the smallest praise means a lot to us, especially as newcomers.”
The band also thanks John Goodwin and Andrew Farrer, together known as Gofer, for the production of Pears and its creative team, Hasan Hamzeh and Dana El Ariss, for helping them create Pears cover art.
People can listen to Pears on different streaming platforms such as YouTube, Anghami, Spotify, and Apple Music.
For details, check out @missiontothemoonmusic on Instagram.