White Lies have shared ‘I Don’t Want To Go To Mars’, the latest track from their forthcoming sixth album, As I Try Not To Fall Apart.
Talking about ‘I Don’t Want To Go To Mars’, which follows the release of the title-track of the album – released on [PIAS] on February 18 2022 – in September, Charles Cave of the band 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.”
Listen to ‘I Don’t Want To Go To Mars’ by White Lies on the FPL Walk On Playlist on Spotify.
The track is accompanied by a DIY video put together by the band, about which Jack Lawrence-Brown said ‘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.”
Recorded over two studio sessions at Sleeper and Assault & Battery studios in West London, As I Try Not To Fall Apart is their most expansive record to date, taking in explosive rock, electro-pop bangers, prog-inspired invention, funk-tinged grooves and some of their most indelible hooks yet.
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, with the past decade also seeing the band establish themselves globally with sold out tours in Europe and beyond.