Pale Waves have released ‘Reasons To Live’, the second single to be taken from their forthcoming new album Unwanted, due 12 August via Dirty Hit. As premiered on Apple Music’s ‘New Music Daily’, the release follows the album’s lead single ‘Lies’.
Born from a defining period of self-discovery, ‘Reasons To Live’ embraces the intimate themes of the band’s third full-length release, pairing some of Pale Waves’ most personal lyricism to date with the addictive nature of 2000s pop-punk and the unapologetic rage of a 90s rock band.
“‘Reasons To Live’ is about a time when I felt truly drained and incapable of happiness,” tells frontwoman Heather Baron-Gracie, “then I found someone who showed me a reason to live.”
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Pale Waves have been on a personal and artistic journey since the release of their debut album My Mind Makes Noises in 2018. These experiences have begun to inform their songs in recent years and are what jump to the fore on Unwanted. “It was really the only thing this album could be called,” says Baron-Gracie, now 27. “It’s bold and unapologetic, and that’s what the Pale Waves community is about. We don’t need to fit a perfect mould, we don’t need to apologise for being ourselves, and we won’t change for anyone. That acceptance is what connects us.”
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.
The Hard Way
You’re So Vain
Reasons To Live
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
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