White Lies will return next year with their sixth album, ‘As I Try Not To Fall Apart’

You can stream the title-track online now.

White Lies have announced the details for their forthcoming sixth album, ‘As I Try Not To Fall Apart’.

Set for release on 18th February 2022, the news comes alongside the album’s title track, which is streaming now and has just been added to the Dork Radio playlist. Tune in now at readdork.com/radio to hear it in rotation.

The band explain: “We wrote this song quickly, late one night, and often the songs which come quickest are written from the gut and the heart, not with the head. We wanted the melody to feel like a hymn, to give the confessional lyrics weight despite being wrapped up as a pop song. It’s about accepting vulnerability as a man, and knowing it’s ok to be broken. There’s never been a more pressing time to spread the message that it’s ok to not be ok.”

It comes alongside a video directed by James Arden, aka The Trash Factory. Talking about. the clip, he reveals: “The track made me think of people trying to lift themselves out of emotional spirals – navigating feelings of fragility and fighting everyday pressures just so they can keep it together – and it made me think about how we can be buried and overwhelmed by our feelings and emotions, and how we could explore that, visually”

“Being buried in sand was too mad to pass up,” adds frontman Harry McVeigh. “The sensation was really chilling and I was picking sand out of my ears for days, but I’m thrilled with the video, it really carries the message of the song and it looks beautiful.”

‘As I Try Not To Fall Apart’ was recorded at Sleeper and Assault & Battery studios in West London, and sees long-term collaborator Ed Buller – who has worked on many of their albums including their debut ‘To Lose My Life…’ – return to produce several tracks along with Claudius Mittendorfer (Weezer, Panic! At The Disco) also producing and mixing the entire album.

As well as the album, and the new track, White Lies are also announcing an extensive run of UK and European shows for next Spring. You can check them out, as well as the tracklisting for ‘As I Try Not To Fall Apart’, after the jump.

‘As I Try Not To Fall Apart’ tracklist:

  1. Am I Really Going To Die
  2. As I Try Not To Fall Apart
  3. Breathe
  4. I Don’t Want To Go To Mars
  5. Step Outside
  6. Roll December
  7. Ragworm
  8. Blue Drift
  9. The End
  10. There Is No Cure For It

White Lies will play:

10 NOTTINGHAM – Rock City
11 MANCHESTER – Academy
12 NEWCASTLE – Boiler Shop
13 BIRMINGHAM – Institute
15 GLASGOW – SWG3 TV Studio
16 LEEDS – Stylus
18 BRIGHTON – Chalk
19 BRISTOL – Academy
21 DUBLIN – Vicar Street
22 LIVERPOOL – Grand Central Hall
25 OXFORD – Academy
26 LONDON – Hammersmith Apollo

07 PARIS – Le Trabendo
08 GHENT – Vooruit
09 ANTWERP – Trix
10 COLOGNE – Bürgerhaus Stollwerck
12 FRANKFURT – Batschkapp
13 KARLSRUHE – Substage
14 BOCHUM – Zeche
17 AMSTERDAM – Paradiso
18 GRONINGEN – De Oosterpoort
20 ROTTERDAM – Maasilo
21 MAASTRICHT – Muziekgieterij
23 HAMBURG – Uebel & Gefährlich
24 AARHUS – Train
25 STOCKHOLM – Berns
27 HELSINKI – Helsinki Hall Of Culture
29 GOTHENBURG – Pustervik

02 BERLIN – Metropol
03 LEIPZIG – Täubchenthal
04 WARSAW – Progresja
05 PRAGUE – Lucerna
07 VIENNA – Ottakringer Brauerei
08 MUNICH – Neue Theaterfabrik
10 MILAN – Magazzini Generali
11 ROME – Orion
13 BARCELONA – Sala Apolo
17 PORTO – Hard Club
18 MADRID – Sala Mon Live
20 BORDEAUX – Krakatoa
21 RENNES – Antipode
22 TOURCOING – Le Grand Mix
24 ENSCHEDE – Metropool
25 EINDHOVEN – Effenaar

Tickets for all shows go on sale at 10am on Thursday (30th September), with a pre-sale exclusively from whitelies.com 10am on Tuesday (28th September)

  • cover
    Dork Radio
Atlanta mathcore band The Callous Daoboys have released a new EP teaser, 'Pushing The Pink Envelope'
Drug Store Romeos, Lucinda Chua and more have joined the line-up for London festival Mirrors
Bastille have released a video for their 'Pompeii' collaboration with composer Hans Zimmer