Pale Waves Change

UK quartet Pale Waves have released “Change,” the lead single off their forthcoming release Who Am I?, due out February 12, via Dirty Hit Records (The 1975, Marika Hackman). Ahead of the release comes a brand new video for album track “Change.”

Who Am I? – the follow-up to the band’s 2018 debut album My Mind Makes Noises. Heather Baron-Gracie’s songwriting holds the last few years of her life up to the light, reflecting on her own mental health and growing pains – depression, distraction, and feelings of darkness – but also her experience of falling in love and becoming more open about her sexuality, emerging with a clarity and optimism as she steps forward as the sort of front woman she never saw when she was growing up.

Who Am I? acts as the Pale Waves manifesto, inspiring inclusivity, self-discovery, and the notion of being whoever the hell you want to be. On the making of the album, Heather says “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.”

Who Am I? was recorded primarily in Los Angeles alongside producer Rich Costey (Muse, Foo Fighters, Sigur Rós), before the Coronavirus lockdown forced the making of the album to go virtual, with Heather remaining in LA and the rest of the band returning home to record their parts in their bedrooms, sending them back to LA to be added into the record.

Pale Waves
Who Am I?
tracklisting
Dirty Hit Records

Change
Fall To Pieces
She’s My Religion
Easy
Wish U Were Here
Tomorrow
You Don’t Own Me
I Just Needed You
Odd Ones Out
Run To
Who Am I?