Live Gig Video: watch White Lies’ new promo for ‘Don’t Want to Feel It All’, from 4th album ‘Friends’

By on Friday, 20th January 2017 at 4:00 pm

White Lies seem to be enjoying the live promo video format a wee bit too much. I used to think this all too familiar trend of using films from live shows was simply because the band was too lazy. Maybe they’re just getting old, or they think scripted videos are cheesy? Following the release of ‘Friends’, their fourth album, back in October, they released this live video for ‘Morning in LA’.

Two months on from that video, they’ve got another live one (no pun intended) for ‘Friends’ track ‘Don’t Want to Feel It All’. Like several of the tracks on their latest LP, it’s got a throwback feel and an ’80s vibe, with handclaps and synth marimbas. Yet the song still has that swaying grandeur that makes White Lies who they are and what they’ve always sounded like. There’s that feeling of loneliness, the anxiety settling in about losing hope, losing something of importance. It’s something this band captures oh so well, and seeing what’s happening in America today, the sentiment seems entirely fitting. Catch up on my review of the ‘Friends’ album through this link; for more of TGTF’s ongoing coverage of White Lies over the years, go here. They begin a tour of North America in DC on the 1st of February at the 9:30 Club; stay tuned for a post-gig report and an interview with Harry McVeigh from the night.

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