Written by Lauren Rosier
The British indie-pop band, Pale Waves, are sharing another killer track from their highly-anticipated sophomore record, Who Am I?, “You Don’t Own Me.” This is the fourth single from the quartet’s album which is due out on February 12, 2021 on Dirty Hit.
“‘You Don’t Own Me’ is a song for women about what it’s like to be a woman in this world. How society depicts, judges, and criticizes women on a daily basis. This song is incredibly important to me and I wanted to represent my own experiences. I also wanted to say a f*ck you to everyone that plays by these fake, delusional rules that say women and gender need to fit inside a specific box.”
The last three Pale Waves‘ singles draw their strength from their “vulnerability to usher in a new acoustic-guitar-laden alternative pop rock energy.” The band’s third single, “Easy,” is about being in love and how transformative the experience can be and their track, “She’s My Religion,” is an atypical love letter which shows Heather “embracing her sexuality to help show what a queer relationship looks like without hiding behind any clichés of oversexualization or playful experimentation. Lastly, the retro guitar track, “Change,” is a song of heartbreak from Heather‘s friends.
Take a listen to “You Don’t Own Me” below.
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