Pale Waves are an English, indie rock/pop band from Manchester, who formed in 2014. To date, the quartet have released an EP and their debut album, My Mind Makes Noises (through Dirty Hit) and are currently gearing up to release their sophomore album, Who Am I?
‘Easy’ is a melodic, dream pop anthem taken from their upcoming second album, and is a track that is just crying out to be sung along to.
It’s actually got a certain, 2002 Avril Lavigne feel to it, somewhere along the lines of ‘Complicated‘, ‘Anything But Ordinary’ and ‘Things I’ll Never Say’ but with a more modern twist to it.
The music video is pretty cool too with its juxtaposed imagery, seeing the band rocking goth-like appearances, whilst performing amongst twinkling lights – it’s beautifully shot and makes for a really interesting watch. Check it out below.
If this song and the others they have released so far from their second record are anything to go by, then it promises to be a very exciting release!
What are your thoughts of this band’s latest single? Do you have a #TunefulTuesday track to recommend us? Please leave your thoughts or song suggestions in a comment or via social media.
Matt – Muzik Speaks
‘Easy’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://music.apple.com/gb/album/easy/1534665229?i=1534665668
Avril Lavigne is a Canadian singer-songwriter most notable for her pop punk style and hits such as ‘Complicated‘, ‘Sk8r Boi‘ and ‘Girlfriend‘.
In January 2011 (already a decade ago!), Lavigne released her massive single, ‘What The Hell’. The single received critical acclaim with people comparing it to her monster hit, ‘Girlfriend’ for it’s pop punk catchiness.
The song features an iconic organ sound to start with before breaking out into chugging bass guitars and eventually a kick of distorted guitars and the singer’s trademark high-pitched, catchy vocals.
The song actually only ever reached Number 16 in the UK Charts but still received good rotation on radio and music channels alike.
The music video sees Lavigne in bed with her love interest before locking him in a closet and going out, stealing and destroying a taxi, playing basketball with some other men, all the while evading her love interest, who is chasing after her. Eventually she ends up performing at a venue and the video ends up with the couple back in bed. It’s a fun, quirky, typically Avril Lavigne video that’s well worth a watch (although the video is not great quality for some reason).
What are your thoughts of this track, 10 years on? Do you have a #ThrowbackThursday track to recommend us? Please leave your thoughts or song suggestions in a comment or via social media.
Matt – Muzik Speaks
‘What The Hell’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://music.apple.com/gb/album/what-the-hell/532457427?i=532458095