Paper Plates are an emerging alt-pop duo based in Wellington. Inspired by the ‘staring at the ceiling’ kind of days, the duo focuses their music on capturing emotions through explosive build ups and immersive soundscapes.
The duo are joining hands with the NZ Mental Health Foundation to put forth their upcoming EP ‘Playground Walls’, which seeks to start a conversation into mental well-being within the New Zealand music community. ‘Playground Walls’ highlights the journey of embracing one’s identity and self-worth, with the EP diving deep into rhetoric of mental well-being, break downs, relationships and what makes humans, human.
The first release from the project is ‘Wait’, described as “focusing on coming to terms with your own self-worth and identity before being capable of giving your time and love to anyone and/or anything. Essentially, it is about putting yourself first and allowing oneself to heal before trying to heal someone else.”
All about ‘embracing one’s identity and sense of self-worth’, the EP is a beautiful and immersive experience into mental health and the battles it can bring. The duo is all about positivity and self love, with the NZ Mental Health Foundation describing their message as “fantastic. We love the focus on identity and self-worth.”
‘Playground Walls’ is set for a 27thof September release. In the meantime, enjoy the first single ‘Wait’ below;