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Released: 12.02.21







To answer your question Pale Waves – you are a moreish Goth bubblegum indie pop treat wrapped in a nostalgic early 00’s comfort blanket. Throughout Who Am I?, each track is a lament of a desire to be a better person and embrace yourself for who you truly are.

Within these candid tales is always an incredibly catchy chorus that will become an echo in your mind, such as the noticeably darker queer anthem She’s My Religion and the pop splendour of Change. The 80’s soundtrack vibe of the band’s previous releases is gone, replaced with a more naked and vulnerable sound. It’s dense but breathes when necessary and does not hold back from delivering an insatiable and infectious experience.


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