White Lies continue their electro-fuelled dance with the heartfelt ‘Hold Back Your Love’, with the new video directed byDavid 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 McVeighlays 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!
The ten-track album ‘Friends’ is now available on CD, vinyl, picture disc, digital download and streaming formats, as well as a special box set edition which includes a cassette and four exclusive bonus tracks.
‘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
29th – UK, Birmingham, O2 Institute
30th – UK, Leeds, Stylus
1st – UK, Bristol, O2 Academy
3rd – Greece, Athens, Gagarin 205
4th – Greece, Thessaloniki, Principal Club Theatre
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
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