Video premiere: Pace - Strange Secrets

M Magazine has an exclusive premiere of alt-rock quartet Pace’s latest single, Strange Secrets.

Maya Radcliffe
  • By Maya Radcliffe
  • 2 Jul 2020
  • min read

London art-rock quartet Pace returned in May with the release of their vibrant new single, Strange Secrets.

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.

Watch the video for Strange Secrets below.

Speaking on the video, Pace say: ‘It was directed by Allan Taylor who is based in New Orleans and the idea behind it was to celebrate the diverse colours of life during quarantine. As you can see in the video, the focus is not on Pace but on the different people that make up our audience.

‘It has a DIY feeling that builds intimacy with our fans and viewers, to highlight the collective experience we are all sharing from our homes. Allan is a fan and a talented videographer & film-maker, who offered to produce this video for us and we collaborated on it by sending each other shots and ideas from two different parts of the world.’