WHITE LIES share video for “Believe It”, from upcoming new album, Five, due 1st February 2019 on [PIAS] Recordings + UK live dates

November 26, 2018

Steve Gullick


Share video for “Believe It”
– another taster from their forthcoming album Five:

European live dates in 2019

Five due 1st February on [PIAS Recordings] 


Ahead of their imminent album Five, released on February 01, 2019 through [PIAS] Recordings, White Lies have today shared the video for new track “Believe It”.

A thing of enigmatic beauty, the video – shot in Tijuana, Mexico – is directed by Mexican Academy of Film Award winning film director David Pablos – who describes the video “as a portrait of my hometown , Tijuana” and explains the approach behind the video; not only the urban landscape, but its life, filled with contrasts and contradictions: a city of immigrants with a border wall that crosses it. What fascinates me the most about it is the ‘otherness’, that is, the people who are rarely seen, but also confirm the identity of the city.
“I wanted to give them a voice; from the ones lost in bars from the red-light district, to the new wave of migrants, mostly Haitians. All of them give life to Tijuana. I wanted to portray them with empathy and respect.”

As bassist and lyricist Charles Cave explains; “he had made two very different videos for us on our last album, so we felt confident to hand over the song, for him to utilise us as actors and orchestrate his personal vision.” That wasn’t the only past connection as Cave continues; “the stronger of the two videos was shot in Tijuana, a place that David has a deep connection with, and the chosen backdrop for his latest film. We shot in such a plethora of locations for the video that portrays the unique spread of existences within the border city and to a greater degree within Mexico as a country.

“This is not, per se, a political video,” says Cave “but rather a film about humans, about the homes humans make for themselves and the lives they cultivate within and around those homes. It is an undeniably Mexican world shown, but can, and should be easily transposed to any country, any city, any town. he continues; “the themes are universal. The track is about the efforts people make to stay sane, and the people who profit from those efforts. Whilst not a literal response to the lyrics, the video  is undeniably a film that echoes those sentiments of the desire for health, and wellbeing, and the many obstacles that get in the way of that pursuit.”

Having written their broadest collection of songs to date, the band assembled an array of A-list collaborators from across their ten-year career – Ed Buller, Alan Moulder and Flood all adding their prowess to the process. There is a steely self-assurance about the band in these songs, a pushing of boundaries that stretches White Lies’ sound into exhilarating new territory.

Available on ltd edition vinyl, vinyl, CD and digitally through [PIAS] Recordings:

Album pre-order :
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White Lies undertake an extensive European tour in 2019. The full live itinerary is:

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 Les Docks CH
13.03 – ZURICH Dynamo CH
15.03 – MUNICH Neue Theatre 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 IE
27.03 – CORK Cyprus Avenue IE
28.03 – GALWAY Roisin Dubh IE
29.03 – DUBLIN Button Factory IE

30.03 – BELFAST Elmwood Hall
16.05 – MEXICO CITY La Plaza Condesa MX

White Lies are: Harry McVeigh (lead vocals, guitar), Charles Cave (bass, b/vocals) and Jack Lawrence-Brown (drums)

The full track-listing is: 
Time To Give
Never Alone
Finish Line
Kick Me
Believe It
Fire And Wings


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