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White Lies

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Farewell To The Fairground White Lies 04:16
Bigger Than Us White Lies 04:42
Death White Lies 05:01
To Lose My Life White Lies 03:11
Breakdown Days White Lies 03:38
Streetlights White Lies 05:00
As I Try Not To Fall Apart White Lies 04:58
There Goes Our Love Again White Lies 03:36
Am I Really Going To Die White Lies 04:47
I Don't Want To Go To Mars White Lies 04:37

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Breakdown Days

by White Lies

13/10/22

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Originally known as Fear of Flying, the British trio – Harry McVeigh (vocals/guitar), Charles Cave (bass), and Jack Lawrence-Brown (drums) – released a few singles in 2006 before reinventing themselves as White Lies in 2007 and achieving international success. The group’s early sound was lovable Britpop, but they adopted a more atmospheric, gloomy sound as White Lies. Lyrical themes such as death, loss and electro-shock therapy instantly gave their new songs a spiraling, morbid eeriness and they were soon being hailed as future stars by the NME, XFM and in the BBC Sound of 2009. The gothic grandeur of singles “To Lose My Life” and “Farewell to the Fairground” set the tone as support slots with Glasvegas and appearances at Reading and Leeds, Oxygen and T in the Park festivals built their profile. The band's growing reputation as one of Britain's hottest new bands was confirmed when debut album To Lose My Life... shot straight to Number 1 in the UK Albums Chart in January 2009. They followed its success with Ritual (2011), Big TV (2013), Friends (2016), and Five (2019), Preceded by the singles “As I Try Not to Fall Apart,” “I Don’t Want’ to Go to Mars,” “Am I Really Going to Die,” and “Blue Drift,” White Lies returned in 2022 with their sixth album. As I Try Not to Fall Apart.