SONG PICK: White Lies – I Don’t Want To Go To Mars (Video)
We are longtime fans of English post-punk three-piece White Lies and with their latest offering “I Don’t Want To Go To Mars,” they demonstrate once more that they’re still on top of their game.
This new single is a taste of their upcoming sixth studio album, As I Try Not To Fall Apart, due out on February 18, 2022 via [PIAS].
White Lies are comprised of Harry McVeigh (lead vocals, guitar), Charles Cave (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Jack Lawrence-Brown (drums), and Charles says about the new track:
“I Don’t Want To Go To Mars” has all the distorted bombast of White Lies best anthems neatly packed into a short story. The song follows a character seemingly being herded off Earth to live out a sterile and mundane existence on a newly colonised Mars. Fundamentally the song questions the speed at which we are developing the world(s) we inhabit, and what cost it takes on our wellbeing.”
The track is accompanied by a DIY video put together by the band,
Although the song wasn’t due an official video, we felt the strong imagery of the lyrics really leant itself towards a visual accompaniment. Using old archive footage, an iPhone, and our very own DIY spirit, we have pieced together a visual narrative to run alongside the song. A full force rebuttal of a concept that’s stalked people around the world for generations now; that the grass will be greener on the other side – of the galaxy.
Listen to the mesmerizing “I Don’t Want To Go To Mars,” our Song Pick of the Day and check out the video too:
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Photo Credit: Charles Cave