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All Time Low – “PMA (feat. Pale Waves)” Review: Exploring My Mind Never Felt This Good

Artwork for All Time Low's latest single "PMA" featuring Pale Waves.

All Time Low moshed their way back onto the pop-punk scene with British quartet Pale Waves not too long ago with the release of their latest single, “PMA,” which stands for Post Modern Anxiety. A real headbanger of a tune that has caused me to amass at least 100+ back-to-back replays since its release a few weeks ago.

So, it’s no question that “PMA” became an instant hit with fans across the globe. But, do All Time Low and Pale Waves manage to bring a spotlight to a growing society that continues to get lost more and more down the anxiety alley as the years go by. Let’s find out.

The Review


“PMA” is a high-energy, eye-opening, and sometimes crazy rollercoaster look at life’s pressures. Simply put, “PMA” is a fun lens that takes a good hard look at a growing issue that many dumb-dumbs out there would rather ignore than address. Singing along self-ironically to the tracks infectious hooks, “doing your best while you die inside,” knowing full well that I’m just doing a decently bad job at hiding away my anxiety levels from the pale glow of the sun’s rays.



“Tell me you’re okay/yeah/what’s that like?” “PMA” completely hits it out of the park on the relatable meter all too well. Listeners will have a fun time rocking out across their homes while singing along to lyrics that some might find a sense of comfort in. Vocally Alex Gaskarth and Heather Baron-Gracie are a match made in heaven. Both vocalists dance around each other in complete unison, forming a Dragon Ball level fusion dance that is pure ecstasy for the ears.

I’ve never felt happier facing the realities within my own mind, but the lyrics written throughout “PMA” somehow have my back, and this new single feels like a key to the kingdom in regards to these feelings. This is one of the ages, and I can’t wait to experience it within the comfort of a live setting.

Wrapping Up


All Time Low and Pale Waves have both created something special with “PMA.” Not only does it give listeners a taste of that classic All Time Low sound, but it creates a fantastic conversation starter for those out there feeling lost in a quickly evolving world that still doesn’t see mental health as all that important. With singles like “PMA” and “Once in a Lifetime,” I’m very much looking forward to what All Time Low has in their back pocket next.

If you’d like to keep up with all things All Time Low, make sure to head on over to their official website, where you can also check out their upcoming tour dates. On the flip side, make sure to also head on over to Pale Waves’ official website and check out the cool stuff they have going on as well.

About author

Brandon Flores is editor-in-chief and a writer at Blast out your Stereo. He has been covering the music industry since 2011. He covers a wide variety of bands and artists from those just starting to those who already have a hold on the limelight. If you're looking for an unbiased opinion, then look no further.
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