WHITE LIES share “Tokyo”, from upcoming new album, Five, due 1st February

WHITE LIES share "Tokyo", from upcoming new album, Five, due 1st February

Fresh into the new year and White Lies are pleased to share new track Tokyo along with the accompanying video. Directed by long-time visual collaborator David Pablos it was shot back to back with the bands previously released Believe It video in Tijuana Mexico at the tail-end of last year. The triumphant synth-laden pop nous of Tokyo encapsulates the trio’s unerring knack of penning a big tune and is a brilliant precursor to the band’s imminent album Five later this month – 1st February through Play It Again Sam. 

As the band explain; “Once again we were lucky to work with David in Tijuana to create what is our best video since ‘Death’. His unique knowledge of the area affording us access into some of the city’s most stunning and bizarre locations helps bring to life his vision of stories of love and loss. Where in the world would you be able to film a scene of the band sat on a 4-story high nude woman? Tijuana, that’s where apparently and resulted in our favourite collaboration with him yet.”

From first hearing Tokyo, director Pablos immediately knew what he wanted to create, as he explains: “As soon as I heard the song I knew I wanted to shoot the video during night time. Everything starts with us seeing scenes of life through windows from the outside, but once we go inside we discover nothing is exactly what it looks like or what it appears to be. Each window is a metaphor; more than a real space it is a representation of a mental state. But more than portraying the city, what was important was the human face and to capture the personalities of each one of the characters.”

Check out the video for ‘Tokyo’ – BELOW:

New Transgressive Records signing Boniface has been confirmed to support the band on the entire UK and European legs of the tour, in addition to 2019’s previously announced live dates this is the full itinerary:


31.01 – BRIGHTON Concorde UK
03.02 – LEEDS Academy UK
04.02 – NEWCASTLE Boiler Shop UK
07.02 – LIVERPOOL Olympia UK
08.02 – MANCHESTER Albert Hall UK
09.02 – NOTTINGHAM Rock City UK
11.02 – EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms UK
13.02 – CAMBRIDGE Junction UK

14.02 – LONDON Forum UK
15.02 – BIRMINGHAM Institute UK

18.02 – AMSTERDAM Paradiso NL
19.02 – NIJMEGEN Doornroosje NL
22.02 – COLOGNE Kantine DE
23.02 – BOCHUM Matrix DE
24.02 – HAMBURG Markthalle DE
26.02 – STOCKHOLM Berns
27.02 – OSLO Rockefeller Music Hall NO
01.03 – AARHUS Train DK
02.03 – COPENHAGEN Vega DK
03.03 – BERLIN Huxleys DE
05.03 – WARSAW Proxima PL
06.03 – POZNAN Zamek PL
07.03 – PRAGUE Roxy CZ
08.03 – VIENNA Ottakringer Brauerei AT
10.03 – ZAGREB Culture Factory HR
11.03 – BOLOGNA Estragon IT
12.03 – LAUSANNE Docks CH
13.03 – ZURICH Dynamo CH
15.03 – MUNICH Neue Theatrfabrik DE
16.03 – LEIPZIG Werk 2 DE
18.03 – WIESBADEN Schlachthof DE
19.03 – PARIS Trabendo FR
20.03 – LUXEMBOURG Den Atelier LU
21.03 – EINDHOVEN Effenaar NL
26.03 – DUBLIN Button Factory IRL
27.03 – CORK Cyprus Avenue IRL
28.03 – GALWAY Roisin Dubh IRL
29.03 – DUBLIN Button Factory IRL
30.03 – BELFAST Elmwood Hall UK
18.04 – ZWOLLE Hedon NL
19.04 – SCHIJNDEL Paaspop NL
20.04 – GRONINGEN Oosterpoort NL
21.04 – DEN HAAG Paard NL
02.05 – NEW YORK Irving Plaza NY
03.05 – BOSTON Sinclair MA
04.05 – TORONTO Mod Club ON
07.05 – SAN FRANCISO August Hall CA
08.05 – LOS ANGELES Fonda Theatre CA
09.05 SAN DIEGO Music Box CA
15.05 – MEXICO CITY El Plaza Condesa MX
16.05 – MEXICO CITY El Plaza Condesa MX

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