WHITE LIES release new single ‘Breakdown Days’ featured on forthcoming bonus edition of recent album, As I Try Not To Fall Apart

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White Lies have today shared a new track, ‘Breakdown Days’. Previously unreleased, it features on the forthcoming bonus edition of their current album, As I Try Not To Fall Apart, which is released digitally on [PIAS] on Friday, 21st October 2022. The album was originally released in February of this year.

Talking about ‘Breakdown Days, ’ Harry McVeigh of White Lies said: Breakdown Days was written in the heart of the first UK lockdown. The song reflects my mood at the time, I felt trapped in many ways not being able to tour or to work. The lyrics are about yearning to reach out about your problems but because you’re living together, in close quarters, it means you can’t totally lose your shit! I always enjoy dressing up quite dark lyrics in a pop song and I love the contrast in this track. I’m sure we all dress ourselves up sometimes!”

Listen to ‘Breakdown Days’ – BELOW:

Featuring four previously unreleased songs recorded during the album sessions, the track listing of the bonus edition is as follows:

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
11. Trouble In America*
12. What If We’re Bad Together *
13. Staring At The Sun *
14. Breakdown Days *

* Bonus tracks

The album was recorded at Sleeper Sounds and Assault & Battery studios in West London and 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 record.

Arguably one of the biggest guitar bands in the UK, White Lies last album, Five, garnered much acclaim in 2019 with a SOLD OUT UK tour, including multiple Brixton Academy shows.

Having also released Ritual in 2011, BIG TV in 2013 and Friends in 2016, the past decade has seen the band establish themselves globally with sold-out tours in Europe and beyond. They recently finished an extensive UK and European tour, which included a sell-out show at London’s Hammersmith Apollo, and play their final shows of the year this October. The full list is as follows:

15.10.22 – Live at Leeds – LEEDS, UK
25.10.22 – 013 – TILBURG, NL
26.10.22 – Fluor – AMERSFOORT, NL
27.10.22 – De Bosuil – WEERT, NL
28.10.22 – Paard – DEN HAAG, NL
29.10.22 – Luxor Live – ARNHEM, NL
18.11.22 – Corona Capital – MEXICO CITY, MX

Tickets for all shows are on sale now via www.whitelies.com/live

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