Glittery goths Pale Waves are back with another spell-binding song called ‘New Year’s Eve’. The tune premiered last night on the Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1 show, and is just ahead of their Maida Vale live session next week. ‘New Year’s Eve’ finalizes a trio of hits, alongside ‘Television Romance’ and ‘There’s a Honey’, which have all been released and verified as indie hits this year after their signing to cult indie label, Dirty Hit Records.
The new song shares similar sentiments to the former two, in which a sparkly pop exterior disguises a heady, heartbroken interior; it is the same sort of magic that defined the Post Punk era. You can’t decide whether to dance or to cry. The bittersweet bop sings melancholically of perhaps not being good enough for someone; you want to make a ‘good impression’, but ultimated you have ‘failed again’. The chorus bursts into a universal human longing: ‘I don’t wanna be alone on New Year’s Eve, do you even want to be with me?’. Because, who does want to be sitting outside in the cold at a house party, alone, with a plastic glass of supermarket prosecco whilst everyone inside is intoxicatingly screeching ‘Old Lang Syne’? Heather’s recognisably dreamy vocals are swirled in with jangly guitars, somnambulant synths and steady drums that pretty much ensure the song is set to be a hit. Listen to the song below.
The shimmery ‘New Year’s Eve’ is also expected to be part of their debut EP which is to be released sometime at the end of this year. Heather shared a preview of their debut EP on her Instagram, which can be heard below. The alt pop outfit are currently on their headline tour; they have just finished blasting their way through the UK, and are now meandering coast to coast across the USA.
Via Heather on instagram. It sounds so good!! pic.twitter.com/g7XbFKQFVi
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