Pace Release New Single ‘Strange Secrets’- Out Now Via AWAL
London’s art-rock quartet Pace return with the release of their vibrant new single Strange Secrets, out 22nd May 2020 via AWAL.
Combining sweeping guitars with colourful synths and vintage piano tones, Pace are able to create a sound that is both playful and undeniably infectious. Frontman Jamie Ley’s impassioned baritone soars effortlessly over the eclectic instrumental flourishes, whilst the quartet’s tightly woven harmonies chime perfectly into place. Co-written by Justin Young (The Vaccines) and produced by Brett Shaw (Florence & The Machine, Foals), Strange Secrets is about having the confidence to stand up for yourself and confront someone, even though it may be difficult.
“Losing trust in someone can mess with your mind, but we want people to feel empowered when they listen to the track,” Jamie elaborates. “It’s about not being afraid to make tough choices, especially if everything seems weird. You gotta know that things will get better!”
The new single starts with such brooding and deep lustrous vocals before uplifting harmonies are adding to the mix. A single that carries such passion and intensity. With a dark subject matter delivered with such impressive instrumentation from this unique act.
Pace has built very organically over the past couple of years, starting off as a Jamie-led studio project into the energetic four piece band they are today, with Danilo Rodrigues (drums), Michael Sheppard (guitars) and Tillie Russell (bass) completing the line up. They have already received praise from the likes of Metro, Clash Magazine and Gigslutz, as well as BBC 6Music’s Chris Hawkins and BBC Radio 2’s Dermot O’Leary to name a few. No stranger to the live circuit, Pace have also performed at Brighton’s Great Escape Festival previously, as well as numerous prestigious London venues. With Strange Secrets, Pace will continue to mesmerise listeners further with their charming blend of pop-edged indie.