Pale Waves have released their newest single “She’s My Religion.” The song isn’t the standard or typical love song,” Heather Baron-Gracie admits, reflecting her desire to write the single. “Society depicts the dark sides to a person as unloveable and tends to only focus on the positive sides. I believe to love someone and their entirety creates a love that is freeing and truthful. I also wanted to give my fans a song to find themselves in. I wish I had a song like this when I was a young girl trying to find herself in the world.” “She’s My Religion” follows lead single “Change.”
Pale Waves – comprised of front woman Heather Baron-Gracie, drummer Ciara Doran, guitarist Huge Silvani, and bassist Charlie Wood.
Who Am I? – the follow-up to the band’s 2018 debut album My Mind Makes Noises, and opens up a new chapter for Pale Waves. Heather’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 newfound clarity and optimism.
The albun 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.” The full-length was recorded primarily in Los Angeles alongside producer Rich Costey (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.