Pale Waves’ “New Year’s Eve” Video Is Suitably Miserable
Pale Waves ranks as one of the breakout acts of 2017 courtesy of three perfect singles. “There’s A Honey” set the goth-pop tone, “Television Romance” proved it wasn’t a fluke and “New Year’s Eve” ranks as one of the most relatable songs about December 31 ever recorded. “I always said you were too shy, but then I went off to cry,” lead singer Heather Baron-Gracie sings sullenly over ’80s synths. “I stopped so many times, blank faces passing me by.” The tale of woe culminates in an instantly hummable chorus.
“I don’t wanna be alone on New Years Eve, do you even wanna be with me?” Pale Waves drops the video today and it finds the group performing in an empty room. That is intercut with footage of Heather wandering around on her own, looking miserable. In other words, it’s a perfect fit for the lyrics. Signed to Dirty Hit (the home of The 1975 and The Japanese House), the band’s long-awaited debut EP, also called New Year’s Eve, drops in early 2018. Watch their latest visual up top.