White Lies have shared a brand new single from their upcoming album – listen to ‘I Don’t Want To Go To Mars’ below.
The track is the second preview of the trio’s new album ‘As I Try Not To Fall Apart’, which was recorded at Sleeper and Assault and Battery studios in west London, with long term collaborator Ed Buller. It comes out on February 18, 2022 and can be pre-ordered here.
Speaking of the new song, the band’s Charles Cave said: “‘I Don’t Want To Go To Mars’ has all the distorted bombast of White Lies best anthems neatly packed into a short story. The song follows a character seemingly being herded off Earth to live out a sterile and mundane existence on a newly colonised Mars.
“Fundamentally the song questions the speed at which we are developing the world(s) we inhabit, and what cost it takes on our wellbeing.”
Watch the band’s self-created DIY video for the track below.
Speaking of the video, drummer Jack Lawrence-Brown added: “Although the song wasn’t due an official video, we felt the strong imagery of the lyrics really leant itself towards a visual accompaniment.
“Using old archive footage, an iPhone, and our very own DIY spirit, we have pieced together a visual narrative to run alongside the song. A full force rebuttal of a concept that’s stalked people around the world for generations now; that the grass will be greener on the other side – of the galaxy.”
The band are also due to hit the road for a UK and European tour next year. See the full UK dates below.
10 – Nottingham, Rock City
11 – Manchester, Academy
12 – Newcastle, Boiler Shop
13 – Birmingham, Institute
15 – Glasgow, SWG3 TV Studio
16 – Leeds, Stylus
18 – Brighton, Chalk
19 – Bristol, Academy
21 – Dublin, Vicar Street
22 – Liverpool, Grand Central Hall
24 – Norwich, UEA
25 – Oxford, Academy
26 – London, Hammersmith Apollo