Pale Waves Share New Single ‘You Don’t Own Me’

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.

“You Don’t Own Me” follows previously released singles “She’s My Religion,” “Easy,” and “Change.”

Pale Waves highly anticipated second album, Who Am I? comes out February 12th. Pre-order it here.

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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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