White Lies have shared new track ‘Am I Really Going To Die’, the latest preview of new album ‘As I Try Not To Fall Apart’.
The band’s sixth album is set for release on [PIAS] on 18th February, and was previewed last month by the track ‘I Don’t Want To Go To Mars’.
Speaking of new song ‘Am I Really Going To Die’, the band’s Charles Cave said: “‘Am I Really Going to Die’ is a song with familiar subject matter for White Lies but a new chapter musically. It’s the first part of a two-song narrative about a self-important hot-shot given a terminal diagnosis, and the various stages of his coming to terms with it. ‘AIRGTD’ is loosely inspired by the great Danny Huston’s character in ‘Ivans XTC’, and musically by ‘Station to Station’ era Bowie.”
Of the track’s video, which you can watch below, director Balan Evans added: “This song has so much story in it, it was quite easy to come up with this idea. It sort of spilled out of the lyrics. I was talking to a friend who was recounting being hit by a car and waking up on the ground with people hanging over him and it felt like a unique perspective. This point of view felt rich with storytelling potential, something I wanted to explore and experiment with and most importantly it matched so well with the themes of the song.”
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It comes ahead of the release of their new album this week!
Taken from their forthcoming sixth album, ‘As I Try Not To Fall Apart’.
Maisie Peters, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Aaron Smith and Kitt Philippa are also confirmed to support.