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Pale Waves announce new album ‘Unwanted’ with single and video ‘Lies’

The quartet's third album lands this summer via Dirty Hit

By Will Richards

Pale Waves posing on the floor for a black-and-white press photo
Pale Waves, 2022. (Photo: Katia Temkin)

Pale Waves have announced details of their third studio album, ‘Unwanted’, and shared its first single – watch the video for ‘Lies’ below.

The Dirty Hit-signed band released second album ‘Who Am I?’ in February 2021, and revealed at the start of the year that their third LP was finished and to be released this year.

“‘Lies’ is about someone who built up my trust and destroyed it like a wrecking ball,” vocalist Heather Baron-Gracie said of the album’s first single. “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!”

Of ‘Unwanted’, she added: “It was really the only thing this album could be called. It’s bold and unapologetic, and that’s what the Pale Waves community is about. We don’t need to fit a perfect mould, we don’t need to apologise for being ourselves, and we won’t change for anyone. That acceptance is what connects us.”

Watch Pale Waves’ video for ‘Lies’ below.

See the tracklist and artwork for ‘Unwanted’ below. Pale Waves are set to support 5 Seconds Of Summer on their huge North American tour this year, with UK headline dates – including a show at London’s Brixton Academy – following in autumn.

See the UK tour dates along with full details of ‘Unwanted’ below.

1. ‘Lies’
2. ‘Unwanted’
3. ‘The Hard Way’
4. ‘Jealousy’
5. ‘Alone’
6. ‘Clean’
7. ‘Without You’
8. ‘Only Problem’
9. ‘You’re So Vain’
10. ‘Reasons To Live’
11. ‘Numb’
12. ‘Act My Age’
13. ‘So Sick (Of Missing You)’

Pale Waves' 'Unwanted' album artwork

25 – Manchester, Albert Hall
26 – Liverpool, O2 Academy
26 – Aberdeen, Beach Ballroom
28 – Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom
30 – London, Brixton Academy