WHITE LIES share new single ‘Am I Really Going To Die’ from forthcoming sixth album

WHITE LIES share new single ‘Am I Really Going To Die’ from forthcoming sixth album 1
Credit: Charles Cave

White Lies have today shared "Am I Really Going To Die", the latest track from their forthcoming sixth album, As I Try Not To Fall Apart, which is released on [PIAS] on Friday, February 18th 2022.

Talking about "Am I Really Going To Die", which follows the release of "I Don’t Want To Go To Mars" and the title-track of the album, Charles Cave of the band 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."

The track is accompanied by an imaginative and engaging video directed by Balan Evans who said about the idea behind it:

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.

Watch the video for 'Am I Really Going To Die' - BELOW:

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 also seen the band establish themselves globally with sold out tours in Europe and beyond, and they recently announced details of an extensive run of shows in the spring of next year. The full list is as follows:

10.03.22 – NOTTINGHAM – Rock City
11.03.22 – MANCHESTER – Academy
12.03.22 – NEWCASTLE – Boiler Shop
13.03.22 – BIRMINGHAM – Institute
15.03.22 – GLASGOW – SWG3 TV Studio
16.03.22 – LEEDS – Stylus
18.03.22 – BRIGHTON – Chalk
19.03.22 – BRISTOL – Academy
21.03.22 – DUBLIN – Vicar Street
22.03.22 – LIVERPOOL – Grand Central Hall
24.03.22 – NORWICH – UEA
25.03.22 – OXFORD – Academy
26.03.22 – LONDON – Hammersmith Apollo

07.04.22 – PARIS – Le Trabendo
08.04.22 – GHENT – Vooruit
09.04.22 – ANTWERP – Trix
10.04.22 – COLOGNE – Bürgerhaus Stollwerck
12.04.22 – FRANKFURT – Batschkapp
13.04.22 – KARLSRUHE – Substage
14.04.22 – BOCHUM – Zeche
17.04.22 – AMSTERDAM – Paradiso
18.04.22 – GRONINGEN – De Oosterpoort
20.04.22 – ROTTERDAM – Maasilo
21.04.22 – MAASTRICHT – Muziekgieterij
23.04.22 – HAMBURG – Uebel & Gefährlich
24.04.22 – AARHUS – Train
25.04.22 – STOCKHOLM – Berns
27.04.22 – HELSINKI – Helsinki Hall Of Culture
29.04.22 – GOTHENBURG – Pustervik
30.04.22 – COPENHAGEN – Vega

02.05.22 – BERLIN – Metropol
03.05.22 – LEIPZIG – Täubchenthal
04.05.22 – WARSAW – Progresja
05.05.22 – PRAGUE – Lucerna
07.05.22 – VIENNA – Ottakringer Brauerei
08.05.22 – MUNICH – Neue Theaterfabrik
10.05.22 – MILAN – Magazzini Generali
11.05.22 – ROME – Orion
13.05.22 – BARCELONA – Sala Apolo
15.05.22 – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – Sala Capitol
16.05.22 – LISBON – LAV
17.05.22 – PORTO – Hard Club
18.05.22 – MADRID – Sala Mon Live
20.05.22 – BORDEAUX – Krakatoa
21.05.22 – RENNES – Antipode
22.05.22 – TOURCOING – Le Grand Mix
24.05.22 – ENSCHEDE – Metropool
25.05.22 – EINDHOVEN – Effenaar
26.05.22 – LUXEMBOURG – Den Atelier

Scottish newcomers VLURE provide support on all UK dates.

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

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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

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