Pale Waves have shared their new single “You Don’t Own Me,” from their upcoming album, Who Am I?
The song is a gritty anthem about rejecting gender norms and being true to yourself. Frontwoman Heather Baron-Gracie condemns those who dare criticize her for showing “too much skin” or not being “very ladylike.” During the explosive hook, she exclaims “You don’t own me/ And I’ll do whatever I want to/ Cause I’m a psycho/ But that’s fine though.”
“‘You Don’t Own Me’ is a song for women about what it’s like to be a woman in this world. How society depicts, judges, and criticizes women on a daily basis,” says Baron-Gracie. “This song is incredibly important to me and I wanted to represent my own experiences. I also wanted to say a f*ck you to everyone that plays by these fake, delusional rules that say women and gender need to fit inside a specific box.”
Listen to the song below.
Pale Waves highly anticipated second album, Who Am I? comes out February 12th. Pre-order it here.