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After a two year hiatus, Pale Waves is back with a bold new single “Change.”
“Change” maintains the band’s grunge appeal through the frustration in its lyrics. The UK-based group mixes a catchy guitar line with memories of a messy relationship, and changes each partner does or does not want to face. “Change” successfully uses their on-brand sound (similar to the glory days of Avril Lavigne!) to address the growing pains that Pale Waves have experienced in the last two years.
Lead singer and frontwoman Heather Baron-Gracie took to Twitter this week, giving a breakdown of the upcoming album:
“Each track on ‘Who Am I?’ illustrates a different emotion around my sexuality, mental health, society’s standards for how euphoric the right kinda love can be, how messy the wrong kinda love is and a lot more.”
Releasing on February 21, 2021, ‘Who Am I?’ aims to project the reflection and optimism Baron-Gracie wanted in the past. Pale Waves’ sophomore album is about coming out on the other side and coming together as an audience- it’s said best by Baron-Gracie herself:
“For me, music and art is for people not to feel so alone and isolated. I want to be that person my fans look up to and find comfort in.”
Pre-order/Pre-save ‘Who Am I?’ here via Dirty Hit.