The anticipation has been building over the past few days after both bands announced teasers of their joint single, PMA (post-modern anxiety), on social media.
The single premiered globally on Jack Saunders’ Radio 1 Indie Show last night before its official release at midnight.
This is Pale Waves’ first release of music since their second album release of Who Am I? in February. However, the band have hinted via social media that they are working in the studio on album three.
All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth (lead vocalist) breaks into the chorus as soon as the track begins.
Before the first verse, the guitar and drums collide, creating that sudden electrifying effect.
The drop in tempo works to its full effect as it allows for Gaskarth to break in with his vocals again.
Whilst the lyrics may be much to think about, the track itself is certainly one to bob your head to. This proves how spot on the tempo is in and out of the verses and chorus.
The second verse is when Pale Waves’ Heather Baron-Gracie (lead singer and rhythm guitarist) is first heard. This track fits her vocals and the band’s overall style greatly.
Both bands then break into chorus together for the first time. Gaskarth and Baron-Gracie’s vocals go so well; it could have been predicted before first hearing the track.
The joint bridge comes next, in which the vocals match once more in a clear rhythm that is maintained throughout.
The chorus is heard once more before the strong guitar ending.
PMA feels like a song that needs to be replayed a few times, especially after the first listen.
Fans of All Time Low and Pale Waves will most likely be calling for more collaborative tracks from the bands as they have got this one spot on!
PMA is available now on all music-streaming services.
Featured image credit- Pale Waves on Instagram.