Real Lies have debuted a new single, ‘Dream On’.
The new cut is taken from the band’s second album, ‘Lad Ash’, which is set to land on 22nd April.
Frontman Kevin Lee Kharas explains: “Most artists’ summer music videos end up looking like wet dreams or holiday adverts. I wanted to capture something more real about the English summer. The way it crashlands here one day and makes everything look absurd. It made me think of spending school holidays down the skatepark and seeing the local goths sweating through their dungeon master outfits. There’s a self-destructive loyalty to tribalism in that I find extremely admirable.
“So we broke into this abandoned mansion deep in the London shadowlands and shot it on the grounds.”
“The song is also a love song, a song about sadness being brought out into the light. I don’t tend to write happy songs. But when you fall in love at first sight surrounded by all your best friends in a basement club on a humid Thursday night in July, it’s hard to remain neutral. Especially when you factor in the 2-for-1 deal on bottles of Canei.”
‘Dream On’ arrives alongside a video celebrating small town goth scenes that are found around the UK.
Following up on previous single ‘An Oral History of My First Kiss’, there’s also a run of live shows planned in for next month, which you can check out below.
01 YES, Manchester
23 Motel Mozaique, Rotterdam
28 The Pickle Factory, London
30 Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow