Pale Waves have released their brand-new single and video “Lies” alongside the announcement of their upcoming album Unwanted, out August 12 via Dirty Hit. “Lies” is an angst-fueled, rebellious pop-punk anthem that pairs the crunchy guitars and rhythmic drive of 2000s with the rage of a 90s rock band to speak to lies catching up with someone who has shattered your trust. Watch the video for the track which was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Zakk Cervini.
“‘Lies’ is about someone who built up my trust and destroyed it like a wrecking ball,” says frontwoman Heather Baron Gracie on the inspiration for track. “It caused trust issues for myself, but fortunately for me that person is no longer in my life. Once you do me wrong, you’re gone!”
Pre-order Unwanted, a body of work informed by Pale Waves’ personal and artistic journey that reaches out into the passionate community of misfits and LGBTQIA+ fans around the band, tapping into darker emotions than ever before while also striking a fresh tone of defiance. “It was really the only thing this album could be called,” continues Heather. “It’s bold and unapologetic, and that’s what the Pale Waves community is about. We don’t need to fit a perfect mold, we don’t need to apologize for being ourselves, and we won’t change for anyone. That acceptance is what connects us.”
Kicking off this June, Pale Waves will be embarking on a select run of U.S. headline shows before touring as main support for 5 Seconds of Summer’s nationwide U.S. amphitheater tour this summer, taking the stage at Riot Fest, and appearing at a string of international festival dates. For tickets and dates click HERE.