White Lies have shared a brand new track.
Titled ‘Am I Really Going To Die’, it’s the latest to come from the band’s sixth album ‘As I Try Not To Fall Apart’, set for release on 18th February.
Speaking about the new single, bassist Charles Cave explains: “Am I Really Going to Die is a song with familiar subject matter for White Lies but a new chapter musically. It’s the first part of a two-song narrative about a self-important hot-shot given a terminal diagnosis, and the various stages of his coming to terms with it. AIRGTD is loosely inspired by the great Danny Huston’s character in ‘Ivans XTC’, and musically by Station to Station era Bowie.”
It comes alongside a video directed by Balan Evans, who adds: “This song has so much story in it, it was quite easy to come up with this idea. It sort of spilled out of the lyrics. I was talking to a friend who was recounting being hit by a car and waking up on the ground with people hanging over him and it felt like a unique perspective. This point of view felt rich with storytelling potential, something I wanted to explore and experiment with and most importantly it matched so well with the themes of the song.”
You can check out ‘Am I Really Going To Die’ below.