Pale Waves Release New Album ‘Unwanted’ Today

PALE WAVES

THE NEW ALBUM UNWANTED

OUT TODAY VIA DIRTY HIT

 

2022 UK TOUR ON SALE NOW

 

Pale Waves continue a hot streak of worldwide radio premieres with BBC Radio 1 making new single ‘Jealousy’ their Hottest Record. Taken from the new album Unwanteddue 12 August via Dirty Hit, the release arrives alongside a new video, which effortlessly showcases the band’s chic and stylised approach to alternative rock.

 

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘JEALOUSY’

LISTEN TO ‘JEALOUSY’

 

The aptly titled ‘Jealousy’ finds frontwoman Heather Baron-Gracie playing upon her overly obsessive personality. “Some may see it as ridiculous,” she says, “but I love a bit of jealousy – not too much, but just enough… I want jealousy in a relationship because it shows me the person only has eyes for me and me only.”

 

That narrative is continued throughout Unwanted. Where Pale Waves’ previous album, Who Am I?, saw Baron-Gracie becoming more personal in her songwriting, opening up about her journey of self-discovery and falling in love, Unwanted takes a step further; exploring loss, vanity, anger, jealousy and hopelessness in a style that marks new territory for Pale Waves.

“The album dives into feelings that I felt not only needed to be written but I felt like our fans want to hear,” Baron-Gracie explains. “Almost everyone has felt like they don’t belong, or has been made to feel like they’re not good enough. That’s a consistent theme that I’m seeing from our fans – that their family doesn’t approve of them, or their friends have disowned them because they’ve come out. So Unwanted had to be honest, provocative and loud. Not only thematically, but in the music as well.”

 

LISTEN TO ‘REASONS TO LIVE’ HERE

WATCH & LISTEN TO ‘LIES’ HERE

PRE-SAVE & PRE-ORDER UNWANTED HERE

Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Zakk Cervini, whose credits read like a who’s who of alt royalty – from Blink-182 and Modern Baseball, to Halsey and Machine Gun Kelly, Unwanted is a record that reaches out into the passionate community of misfits and LGBTQI fans around the band, tapping into darker emotions than ever before while also striking a fresh tone of defiance.

Pale Waves will follow a packed summer of UK festival appearances with their biggest UK headline tour to date. Beginning with a hometown date at Manchester’s Albert Hall on 25th November, the tour will culminate with a show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on Wednesday 30th November. Tickets are available now.

 

 

 

Unwanted tracklist:

 

Lies

Unwanted

The Hard Way

Jealousy

Alone

Clean

Without You

Only Problem

You’re So Vain

Reasons To Live

Numb

Act My Age

So Sick (Of Missing You)

 

 

UK Live Dates 2022:

 

16th July – Community Festival

19th July – Y Not Festival

30th July – Kendal Calling

13th August – Boardmasters

17th August – Live At Central Festival

26th August – Leeds Festival

28th August – Reading Festival

15th October – Live At Leeds

25th November – Albert Hall, Manchester

26th November – O2 Academy, Liverpool

27th November – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow

28th November – Fat Sam’s, Dundee

30th November – O2 Academy Brixton, London

Pale Waves
Unwanted

Release date: Friday, August 12th 2022

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