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Pale Waves Share How Their EP Influenced "My Mind Makes Noises" Album
Hailing from England, Pale Waves have been taking over the U.K. with their synth-pop sounds. Recently off touring festivals in the U.S., the band is gearing up to hit the road soon in Europe in support of their new album My Mind Makes Noises, which debuted at No. 8 on the U.K. Top 10.
The 14-track debut album was released Sept. 14 and is inspired by the band's different, unique influences. "Some tracks are really influenced by the R&B side of Ciara and then some really, sort of pop-y songs and then some really dark songs," Heather Baron-Gracie, the lead singer of the band told the Recording Academy.
Before recording My Mind Makes Noises, their EP was the first time they had ever really recorded music properly. "It was stressful, but a learning opportunity," member Ciara Doran said.
The EP also gave them songs that are still important to them, especially as they show their growth as artists.
"'The Tide' and 'Heavenly,' they were our first-ever songs that we wrote as a band, so it's really special for us to have them actually still in our lives," Baron-Gracie said. "I think a lot of artists would get rid of them."