Raave Tapes drop introspective pop-anthem ‘I Just Wanna Be Alone’ from upcoming debut album

RAAVE TAPES have today announced their forthcoming debut LP, set for release on the 24th of May. The announcement coincides with the release of the albums 3rd single ‘I Just Wanna Be Alone’; a stunning alt-pop track that demonstrates the full range of the bands ever-changing sonic palette. 

Following the huge hype from the album’s 2nd single ‘k hi’ released earlier this year, ‘I Just Wanna Be Alone’ shows a completely different side to RAAVE TAPES – opting for a little more subtlety in its production, letting Lindsay’s vocals really shine through. The track centres around the idea of new-found individualism, finding solitary happiness that doesn’t always rely on a connection to others. 

“There’s not much that the title doesn’t address with ‘I Just Want to be Alone’. It’s a song born out of the cycle of mid-20s dating, figuring out how to spend time by yourself and most of all, being comfortable in your own skin. There is something quite special about a pop anthem you can sing in the mirror to reaffirm all of the self improvement beliefs, from ‘You never wrote back/I didn’t mind at all’ to ‘I don’t want to be something that I’m not’.”
 
LINDSAY O’CONNELL, RAAVE TAPES

The album was produced, recorded and co-written by long-time collaborator Fletcher Matthews (Dear Seattle, Trophy Eyes, The Buoys), who has helped drive the band as they’ve worked tirelessly towards a new stylistic direction over the past few years. The album itself was a big undertaking, as the band started with little more than a good attitude at the beginning of the writing process. 

“We went into this album with a completely blank slate, and no preconceived notions of what it was going to sound like. We wanted to create a body of work that fully captured the new direction we’ve been edging toward for the last few years. We’ve been working with our producer Fletch for so long now that we didn’t really need to fully discuss the direction of the record or a game plan, we just went to work in the time we had. We had our workflow down and a shared vision – which made bouncing ideas around so much easier when you’re all pulling in the same direction from the get go. Like a well oiled machine, except the oil was caffeine and very very late nights. JOAB EASTLEY, RAAVE TAPES 

Although the band have been incredibly busy behind the scenes, their live schedule hasn’t slowed down in the slightest over the last 12 months, with recent appearances at BIGSOUNDSXSWLaneway Festival and Brisbane’s Mountain Goat Valley Crawl. 

No stranger to the big stage, RAAVE TAPES have previously toured with the likes of Psychedelic Porn Crumpets and These New South Whales, and have supported bands such as The Presets, Northeast Party House, Slumberjack, Crooked Colours and many more over the years. 

The band’s previous single ‘k hi’ saw plenty of support on triple J and Unearthed; with a first play on Home and HosedUnearthed rotation and RAGE rotation – all within the first week of release. Their early 2023 single ‘I Will Let You Down’ saw the band receive their first triple J rotation add, followed by ‘Goodbye’ which received a first play on Good Nights. 

As the band continues this upward trajectory, 2024 is looking more and more like the year of the RAAVE TAPE

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TICKETS

Friday, 5th of April – Crown & Anchor, Adelaide SA
Saturday, 6th of April – 
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC
Saturday, 13th of April – 
The Brightside, Brisbane QLD 
Saturday, 20th of April – 
Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW
Friday, 26th of April – 
Mojo’s, Fremantle WA