“Sometimes the softest touch is enough to drive you the wildest/Caught in between another sleepless dream,” Pearl Charles coos invitingly on the title track of her 2018 album, Sleepless Dreamer. The native Los Angeles vocalist uses a soft touch as she wanders through a set of original pop, country and soul tunes such as “Long Hair” and the funky idyll “Night Tides” and occasionally picks up her heels on more rocking tracks like “Beginner’s Luck.” On her new single, “Sweet Sunshine Wine,” Charles joyfully effuses about a lover over a country-rock backing infused with soul/R&B keyboards that shifts into an electronica-laced new-wave break. “There’s just somethin’ about a new lover,” she gushes. “All the flowers are in full bloom gettin’ drunk off the mornin’ dew.” With Jackie Cohen and Josh Pearson.
Zebulon, 2478 Fletcher Drive, L.A.; Fri., Nov. 22, 8 p.m.; $12. (323) 663-6927, http://zebulon.la/events.