Pale Waves have released their highly anticipated sophomore album Who Am I?.
The 11-track album serves as English indie band’s manifesto: inspiring inclusivity, self-discovery, and being whoever the hell you want to be. It was recorded primarily in Los Angeles alongside producer Rich Costey before the pandemic-imposed lockdown in 2020 forced the album-making process to go remote. As a result, frontwoman Heather Baron-Gracie and drummer Ciara Doran remained in LA, while the rest of the band returned home to record their parts in their bedrooms.
“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,” said Baron-Gracie on the making of the album.
The band first previewed the album back in September 2019 with a live performance of “Tomorrow” during their headline tour at Barrowland in Glasgow. The album release was only officially announced in November 2020, after they premiered lead single “Change” on BBC Radio 1. It also includes previously released tracks such as “She’s My Religion,” “Easy” and “Fall to Pieces.”
Who Am I? follows the band’s 2018 debut album My Mind Makes Noise, which featured the feel-good romantic jam “Kiss,” “There’s a Honey” and Television Romance.”
Stream their new album below: