Post-punk group White Lies are pleased to announce details of their new album entitled ‘Five’, and have released the lead single from the record, ‘Time to Give’.
The album will be released on February 1 2019 – marking a decade of their existence whilst cementing their new home at [PIAS] Recordings.
‘Five’ sees the West-London trio scaling new creative heights with re-energised confidence. The landscape has drastically changed over the past decade, contemporaries have come and gone, consumerism constantly evolving but White Lies fans have remained as fervent and committed as ever both in the UK and Internationally.
Listen to ‘Time to Give’ by White Lies on the Official Fantasy Premier League Music playlist on Spotify.
As the band explains; “This is a milestone record for White Lies.
“It marks our decade as a band, which has pushed us to expand our sound and reach new territory artistically – it marks the start of a new and exciting chapter for us.”
The writing and recording process took in both sides of the Atlantic including a creative
sojourn to Los Angeles where they worked on new material with old acquaintance Ed Buller – producer of two previous White Lies albums including the band’s chart-topping debut ‘To Lose My Life’ and third release ‘Big TV’.
The entire recording and writing process for ‘Five’ has allowed the band to utilise past associates whilst also using the freedom to create the record they wanted to make. Enlisting engineer James Brown (Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters), renowned producer Flood who can also be heard contributing synths and keys on a couple of tracks. Eminent Grammy Award recipient Alan Moulder, (Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, The Killers) who worked on the band’s first two albums, returns to mix for this album.
More complex and bolder than its four predecessors with the addition of personal and-at-
times intimate lyrics of bassist and primary songwriter Charles Cave, ‘Five’ provides a
confident stride forward as Cave concludes (somewhat tongue-in cheek), “I guess it’s true what they say, Five really IS the magic number.”
White Lies are Harry McVeigh (lead vocals, guitar), Charles Cave (bass, backing vocals) and Jack Lawrence-Brown (drums).