Entering 2021 with an early 2000s sound, Pale Waves have released their latest single ‘Easy’ from their upcoming album ‘Who am I?’ which is set to debut on the 12th February. When previously speaking about her musical influences, Heather has often mentioned Avril Lavigne and her impact on their latest album is shown prominently in ‘Easy.’
The song is more upbeat compared to the previous singles ‘She’s My Religion’ and ‘Change’ and depicts a more carefree love and makes it seem simple to feel when with the right person. This is clearly shown in the repeated lyric ‘loving you is easy.’ It portrays the idea that in order to feel the wonder of love, you need to find the right person to feel this with. Another poetic lyric that supports this within their latest single is ‘You keep the lights on for me’ which again, is reiterated throughout the song in the choruses. It suggests that the person they feel love for, brings positivity to their life and this optimistic outlook upon the emotion is reflected within the beat of the song. It differs immensely to the perspective of love demonstrated in Pale Waves’ song ‘Change’ (the first single to be released from ‘Who Am I?’) which has lyrics such as ‘ ‘Cause I let you back in, now I’m crawling out my skin’ . Both songs show how deeply love can become involved within our lives though ‘Easy’ shines a light on the brighter side of love as an emotion.
The Avril-inspired track shows a new era for Pale Waves and their upcoming album, differing away from 80’s synths and sounds that their debut album ‘My Mind Makes Noises’ was so heavily focused on. It’s a new era and new sound for Pale Waves and ‘Easy’ shows us just what we have to look forward to when ‘Who Am I?’ is released on 12th February.
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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