Pale Waves kick off 2021 with new single ‘Easy’, the third track to be taken from the band’s forthcoming second album, Who Am I?, set for release on February 12 via Dirty Hit.
Pale Waves’ frontwoman Heather Baron-Gracie describes ‘Easy’ as “a song about how love can change your whole entire perspective on life itself. It’s saying ‘being in love with you is so easy, you finally make sense in my life because nothing did before’.”
Who Am I? was recorded primarily in Los Angeles alongside producer Rich Costey (Muse, Foo Fighters, Sigur Rós), before the Coronavirus lockdown in 2020 forced the making of the album to go virtual, with Heather and drummer Ciara Doran remaining in LA and the rest of the band returning home to record their parts in their bedrooms.
Listen to ‘Easy’ by Pale Waves on the Official Fantasy Premier League playlist on Spotify.
The album 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.”
Formed of frontwoman Heather (she/her); drummer Ciara (they/them); guitarist Hugo Silvani (he/him) and bassist Charlie Wood (he/him), Pale Waves released their debut album My Mind Makes Noises in September 2018, by which time they had already won the NME Under The Radar award, made the BBC Sound Of 2018 shortlist and toured with fellow Dirty Hit label mates The 1975.
When the album charted at #8 on the UK album chart, Pale Waves were seen as more than a breakthrough act and instead one of the most important emerging indie-pop bands in Britain.