WHITE LIES ANNOUNCE THEIR SIXTH ALBUM ‘AS I TRY NOT TO FALL APART’ AND SHARE TITLE TRACK
As I Try Not To Fall Apart will be out on Friday February 18th, 2022 through [PIAS].
Recorded in West London, the album sees long-term collaborator Ed Buller, who has worked on many of their albums including their debut To Lose My Life…, return to produce several tracks along with Claudius Mittendorfer (Weezer, Panic! At The Disco) also producing and mixing the entire album.
Today the band have shared the title track from the album, about which they said:
“We wrote this song quickly, late one night, and often the songs which come quickest are written from the gut and the heart, not with the head. We wanted the melody to feel like a hymn, to give the confessional lyrics weight despite being wrapped up as a pop song. It’s about accepting vulnerability as a man, and knowing it’s ok to be broken. There’s never been a more pressing time to spread the message that it’s ok to not be ok.”
The new song is accompanied by a video directed by James Arden aka The Trash Factory and this is what he said about the video:
“The track made me think of people trying to lift themselves out of emotional spirals – navigating feelings of fragility and fighting everyday pressures just so they can keep it together – and it made me think about how we can be buried and overwhelmed by our feelings and emotions, and how we could explore that, visually.”
Harry from White Lies added:
“Being buried in sand was too mad to pass up. The sensation was really chilling and I was picking sand out of my ears for days, but I’m thrilled with the video, it really carries the message of the song and it looks beautiful.”
The past decade has seen the band establish themselves globally with sold out tours in Europe and beyond, and today they announced details of a very extensive run of shows in the spring of next year. Find the full tour and all ticket details HERE. Tickets for all shows go on sale at 10am Thursday 30th September but Pre-sale tickets are exclusively available from 10am Tuesday 28th September.
We’ll probably never make an album in the way we made this one again
It’s well over a decade since the band’s breakthrough single ‘Death’ introduced a group for whom the fragility of human existence has been a constant touchstone. Now in his 30s, chief lyricist Cave’s outlook on the great unknown has evolved. “I think the side of death or mortality that I always find interesting is the fact we all know it’s going to happen,” he says, “and how different people navigate that.”
“We’ll probably never make an album in the way we made this one again,” says Cave. “I think this could be one of our best” says McVeigh. White Lies tested their resolve to get there, but they didn’t fall apart. They have emerged with their most vital collection of songs in years.
We can’t wait.
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