Just Listen: Pale Waves – Kiss


Words: Samantha Sadler

The gothic-pop quartet Pale Waves from Manchester are about to embark some huge global dates including a support slot with CHRVCHES in America and festival dates in Japan, Spain and Belgium amongst others. But before all of that, they’ve released their new single Kiss and I was a huge fan from the first listen.

Opening with an 80s style explosion of shimmery riffs, Heather Baron-Gracie’s mellifluous voice rings out “oh you know just how to get to me, my heart’s so lonely.” The instrumental continues with buoyant patterns and a consistent layer of drumming as Baron-Gracie guides you through the uplifting romantic scene.


A gorgeous stripped back bridge offers a brief respite from the energetic track, as mystical synths expose Baron-Gracie’s vocals as she pleads “kiss me hard just like you did at the start.”


I’m totally in love with this and I’m now off to listen to Pale Waves’ whole catalogue of music….

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