Watch White Lies release new track ‘I Don’t Want To Go To Mars’

Photo: Charles Cave

Taken from their forthcoming sixth album, ‘As I Try Not To Fall Apart’.

With their new album ‘As I Try Not To Fall Apart’ set for release on [PIAS] on 18th February, White Lies are sharing their newest track ‘I Don’t Want To Go To Mars’.

“I Don’t Want To Go To Mars has all the distorted bombast of White Lies best anthems neatly packed into a short story,” Charles Cave says. “The song follows a character seemingly being herded off Earth to live out a sterile and mundane existence on a newly colonised Mars. Fundamentally the song questions the speed at which we are developing the world(s) we inhabit, and what cost it takes on our wellbeing.”

Accompanied by a new vid put together by the band, they say, “Although the song wasn’t due an official video, we felt the strong imagery of the lyrics really leant itself towards a visual accompaniment. Using old archive footage, an iPhone, and our very own DIY spirit, we have pieced together a visual narrative to run alongside the song. A full force rebuttal of a concept that’s stalked people around the world for generations now; that the grass will be greener on the other side - of the galaxy.”

Check it out below.

‘As I Try Not To Fall Apart’ Tracklisting:
1. Am I Really Going To Die
2. As I Try Not To Fall Apart
3. Breathe
4. I Don’t Want To Go To Mars
5. Step Outside
6. Roll December
7. Ragworm
8. Blue Drift
9. The End
10. There Is No Cure For It

See White Lies live at the following dates:

MARCH
10 – NOTTINGHAM – Rock City
11 – MANCHESTER – Academy
12 – NEWCASTLE – Boiler Shop
13 – BIRMINGHAM – Institute
15 – GLASGOW – SWG3 TV Studio
16 – LEEDS – Stylus
18 – BRIGHTON – Chalk
19 – BRISTOL – Academy
21 – DUBLIN – Vicar Street
22 – LIVERPOOL – Grand Central Hall
24 – NORWICH – UEA
25 – OXFORD – Academy
26 – LONDON – Hammersmith Apollo

APRIL
07 – PARIS – Le Trabendo
08 – GHENT – Vooruit
09 – ANTWERP – Trix
10 – COLOGNE – Bürgerhaus Stollwerck
12 – FRANKFURT – Batschkapp
13 – KARLSRUHE – Substage
14 – BOCHUM – Zeche
17 – AMSTERDAM – Paradiso
18 – GRONINGEN – De Oosterpoort
20 – ROTTERDAM – Maasilo
21 – MAASTRICHT – Muziekgieterij
23 – HAMBURG – Uebel & Gefährlich
24 – AARHUS – Train
25 – STOCKHOLM – Berns
27 – HELSINKI – Helsinki Hall Of Culture
29 – GOTHENBURG – Pustervik
30 – COPENHAGEN – Vega

MAY
02 – BERLIN – Metropol
03 – LEIPZIG – Täubchenthal
04 – WARSAW – Progresja
05 – PRAGUE – Lucerna
07 – VIENNA – Ottakringer Brauerei
08 – MUNICH – Neue Theaterfabrik
10 – MILAN – Magazzini Generali
11 – ROME – Orion
13 – BARCELONA – Sala Apolo
15 – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – Sala Capitol
16 – LISBON – LAV
17 – PORTO – Hard Club
18 – MADRID – Sala Mon Live
20 – BORDEAUX – Krakatoa
21 – RENNES – Antipode
22 – TOURCOING – Le Grand Mix
24 – ENSCHEDE – Metropool
25 – EINDHOVEN – Effenaar
26 – LUXEMBOURG – Den Atelier

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