The Ninth Wave Announces New Album “Heavy Like a Headache”, Shares New Song “What Makes You a Man”
- Glasgow-based electro-pop band The Ninth Wave, consisting of Haydn Park-Patterson (guitar, vocals), Millie Kidd (bass, vocals), Kyalo Searle-Mbullu (keys) and Calum Stewart (drums), announced their sophomore album “Heavy Like a Headache” would be released on March 11, 2022 via Distiller Records.
The album comprises 15-track, produced by The Ninth Wave themselves.
The band said, “we took the plunge and decided to completely self-produce all 15 tracks on this record. we're so proud of what we've created.”
From the album, the band released a new song “What Makes You a Man” along with a music video.
It was written by Haydn Park Patterson, Calum Stewart, Kyalo Searle-Mbullu, and Amelia Kidd.
The video is the final instalment of a trilogy directed by Rianne White.
Millie Kidd said of the song, “What Makes You A Man is as claustrophobic as it is cathartic. It's a journey of self deprecation, and how one event can be such a throwaway meaningless action for one half but be life changing for the other. I don't want to blame myself for the degrading actions of others anymore - I want to stand up to this shame I hold with me, and recognise that it is not mine, I'm just the one carrying it.”
- She continued, “It's a hard one to swallow, but it's a situation most of the women I know have been in. To be a 'man', do you have to dominate? To face your own mistakes, to look at yourself and admit that you were wrong - does that make you more of a man? So what does that make me?”
She added, “We wanted to the put the listener into the scene of the song - everything is falling over itself, nothing is really in the right place at the right time. It's sleazy, it sticks your shoes to the ground like the floor of a grimy club, it's lonely but it's too much all at once. From the noise saxophone to the endless guitar & synth feedback, you get an idea of what the inside of my head sounds like - I wanted it to be an unfortunately relatable discomfort.”
Photo by Yaël Temminck
- source : Apple Music