Written by Lauren Rosier
Today, British indie-pop band, Pale Waves, share their new video for their second single, “She’s My Religion,” off their forthcoming album, Who Am I? out February 12 via Dirty Hit.
The video, directed by Jess Kohl, shows frontwoman Heather Baron-Gracie and her real-life girlfriend, Kelsi, in a series of truly vulnerable scenes that show even the most mundane moments in life can be the most transformative.
When I was originally sent this video, it immediately caught my attention. I admire the how Baron-Gracie and Kelsi represent a real, queer relationship without hiding behind any clichés of “oversexualization” or “experimentation.”
Take a look at the new video from Pale Waves below.
The band’s new record, Who Am I?, opens up a new world for Pale Waves. On Who Am I?, Baron-Gracie opens up about the last few years of her life, reflecting on her own mental health – depression, distraction, and other feelings of darkness – but also her personal experience about falling in love and becoming more open about her sexuality.
On the making of the album, Baron-Gracie 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.”
Who Am I? was mostly recorded in Los Angeles with producer, Rich Costey (Muse, Foo Fighters, Sigur Rós), prior to the Coronavirus forcing the creation of the album to go virtual.
Pale Waves is front woman Heather Baron-Gracie (she/her); drummer Ciara Doran (they/them); guitarist Huge Silvani (he/him); and bassist Charlie Wood (he/him).
Who Am I? tracklisting:
Fall To Pieces
She’s My Religion
Wish U Were Here
You Don’t Own Me
I Just Needed You
Odd Ones Out
Who Am I?
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