Listen: Pale Waves drop latest single ‘Black’

Almost a month after announcing the release date for their much-anticipated debut album, Pale Waves have returned with another new song from the forthcoming release. On Tuesday (Aug. 14), the Manchester-founded band premiered their sixth song off My Mind Makes Noises; a track titled “Black.” Heading over the Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, the new song made its worldwide debut as the host’s World Record. While premiering the new song, Lowe sat down with the band to discuss the recently released new song.

During the sit down (which can be streamed here), Pale Waves frontwoman Heather Baron-Gracie admitted that “Black” is one of the band’s most problematic tunes, going through a lot of changes before arriving at its final incarnation.

“It started because I wrote the verse for the song, then I showed Ciara [Doran] and Ciara instantly fell in love with it. I just showed her on my acoustic and she started putting the music together,” reveals Baron-Gracie.

“To be honest, ‘Black’ is probably one of our most problematic songs. It’s been through a lot and it’s put us through a lot. It’s so good to have it finished because it feels like such a long journey with that song. Hopefully, everyone will be really happy with it.”

Listen to “Black” above.

“Black” will join previously released tracks “Eighteen,” “There’s a Honey,” “Television Romance,” “Kiss,” and “Noises” on My Mind Makes Noises. The impending record is due out Sept. 14 through Dirty Hit / Interscope Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available on the band’s website here.

Back in June, the goth-pop quartet announced plans to hit the road during the months of October, November, and December in support of their at-the-time-not-confirmed album. Their headlining North American tour will begin on Oct. 26 at the Scoot Inn in Austin and conclude on Dec.6 at the Fonda in Los Angeles. Pale Waves’ complete tour itinerary can be found here.

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