Organ Thing of The Day, Pale Grey announce a new album, Waves, see and hear the new video featuring underground MC, Serengeti
Do like a band who want to challenge themselves as well as their listeners, Pale Grey are one of those bands. The previous single ‘Billy’ was “a dream-pop love in, floaty and serenading”. The band have just announced their new album ‘Waves’, the fruition of a year’s work, holed up in the studio, the result is said to be a “wide-ranging affair mixing folk-pop, minor introspections, sounds experimentations, hip hop and electronica”. An early taste of the album and a fine example of the way the band can’t really be predicted is the track they’ve just let loose in advance of the new album, ‘Late Night’ featuring Serengeti, a rapper who someone somewhere said of “vivid free-association world-building and playing with the joys of repetition”. And yes, There is a bravery in leading with this track, said to be the only hip-hop track on the album, but , as this press release that jsut landed with the track, “Pale Grey aren’t an act able to sit still – and although the album is a genuine genre-crawl – there is an unmistakable thread linking throughout. The vastness of ideas on display recalls Gorillaz at their most flamboyant”. The Belgian band describe the album as a “Singular atmosphere made of a strong identity, a combination of contrasts and consistency, of contradictions and continuity of evolution and permanency” It’s these juxtapositions that define this eclectic collection of songs.
The process began in 2015 coinciding with a two year mentally-tough European tour. The travelling and the connections the band made honed their tastes and ultimately influenced this album. Take second single, ‘Blizzard’ the way Gilles Dewalque. sings “How can I tell you that I feel fine, I know you don’t believe it”. Around mid-2016, the French producer Yann Arnaud (Air, Phoenix), became aware of the project. He saw the “huge potential” and began working with the band over the coming months. His influence helped the band move between digital and analogue and revel in the combination of ether and flesh that contribute to the particularity of Pale Grey’s music. “Waves was refined and mixed in Paris, the last flourish and touch to an album bursting with ideas and energy”,.when asked to sum up the album the band claim it is about “Kindness and intense humanity.”. The album will be released via JauneOrange and Believe on 2nd March so says the press release…