14 Songs, 50 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

While the enthusiastic support of labelmates The 1975 has undoubtedly been a positive for Pale Waves, it’s also encouraged unhelpful comparisons. Both trade in artful rock decorated with the electronic gloss and earworm melodies of ’80s pop, but, as this debut proves, the Manchester quartet are their own band—direct in their melodies but agile enough to find the path between drive-time rock and strobe-lit warehouse raves (“Red”). Much of their personality derives from singer/guitarist Heather Baron-Gracie, whose diary-candid lyrics and yearning voice invest each song with empathy, whether she’s swamped by self-doubt (“Noises”) or celebrating her late grandfather on the sparse “Karl (I Wonder What It’s Like to Die).”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

While the enthusiastic support of labelmates The 1975 has undoubtedly been a positive for Pale Waves, it’s also encouraged unhelpful comparisons. Both trade in artful rock decorated with the electronic gloss and earworm melodies of ’80s pop, but, as this debut proves, the Manchester quartet are their own band—direct in their melodies but agile enough to find the path between drive-time rock and strobe-lit warehouse raves (“Red”). Much of their personality derives from singer/guitarist Heather Baron-Gracie, whose diary-candid lyrics and yearning voice invest each song with empathy, whether she’s swamped by self-doubt (“Noises”) or celebrating her late grandfather on the sparse “Karl (I Wonder What It’s Like to Die).”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

Jessica M. ,

The Wait has Been Worth 100% It

This album is hybrid of the new modern synth sounds combined with the 80's tempo and feel we must love and embrace. Every track is brilliantly performed. We're looking at an album of the year contender in the realm of the alternative musical genre. I am simply blown away by this freshman offering.

Ecj20 ,

Love this and love them!

Love every song ❤️ The lyrics are amazing, and heartfelt. And I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Pale a Waves!!

BEWWEB06 ,

lOVE

bUY THIS ALBUM K THX BYE