White Lies reveal video for ‘Hold Back Your Love’

White Lies Announce New Album 'Friends' to be released October 7th - Listen to track

White Lies continue their electro-fuelled dance with the heartfelt ‘Hold Back Your Love’, with the new video directed by David Pablos (the critically acclaimed ‘The Chosen Ones’). This soul searching track is filled with an arpeggiated bassline, dancing beats, landscape dream-like synths and a big crowd pleasing chorus where lead singer Harry McVeigh lays bare his true emotions as he sings “Hold back your love, you know that I’ve had my doubts”.

Says White Lies’ Charles Cave on ‘Hold Back Your Love’; “It’s hard for me to talk about ‘Hold Back Your Love’ in a measured way. We all absolutely love this song. I felt the same after we recorded ‘Death’, ‘Bigger Than Us’, or ‘Big TV’. Call it emotional attachment, or hopefully just a ‘good ear’, this song feels like it confidently sits itself down on the front row of White Lies songs that fall into elusive ‘encore’ territory. I’m struggling to remember how this song came about, which is always a positive feeling as it suggests the process was a totally pleasurable and inspirational one, but I know that it was written quickly and the melodies seemed to do that dreamy thing of writing themselves. I think we were in a ‘Tango In The Night’ state of pop when this song came about, and you can definitely hear that in the middle section. But equally, (and this band has been a huge influence since we were fifteen) there’s a solid Talking Heads stomp that, dare I say it, you can almost dance to!

‘Friends’ was recorded in Bryan Ferry’s private studio in London’s Olympia and was self-produced by the band. White Lies enlisted the help of an expert team including Grammy Award-winning engineer James Brown (Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys), David Wrench (Caribou, FKA Twigs) on mixing duties and long-term collaborator Ed Buller who contributed additional production.

WHITE LIES FORTHCOMING TOUR DATES

November 2016
29th – UK, Birmingham, O2 Institute
30th – UK, Leeds, Stylus

December 2016
1st – UK, Bristol, O2 Academy
3rd – Greece, Athens, Gagarin 205
4th – Greece, Thessaloniki, Principal Club Theatre

February 2017
1st – Washington DC, 9:30 Club
2nd – New York, Music Hall of Williamsburg
3rd – Boston MA, Middle East Club
4th – Toronto ON, Lee’s Palace
6th – Chicago IL, Lincoln Hall
7th – Madison WI, Majestic Theatre
8th – Minneapolis MN, Cedar Cultural Center
11th – Vancouver BC, Rickshaw Theater
12th – Seattle WA, Nectar Lounge
14th – San Francisco CA, The Chapel
15th – Los Angeles, El Ray Theatre
17th – Guadalajara, Teatro Diana
18th – Mexico City, El Plaza Condesa
22nd – UK, Coventry, Academy
23rd- UK, Newcastle O2 Academy
24th – UK, Sheffield O2 Academy
25th – UK, Oxford O2 Academy
27th – UK, Cardiff University
28th – UK, Leicester O2 Academy

March 2017
2nd – UK, Portsmouth Pyramids
3rd – UK, Hull University
4th – UK, London Troxy
6th – UK, Preston Guildhall
7th – UK, Aberdeen Garage
8th – UK, Edinburgh Potterrow
9th – UK, Hatfield The Forum
11th –UK, Keele University
12th – UK Norwich UEA

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