Video: White Lies – Take It Out On Me

WhiteLiesAfter recently announcing their new album friends Friends (out October 7th), White Lies today share a video for the first new single, Take It Out On Me for which they collaborated with award winning Mexican film director David Pablos.

The collaboration came about when White lies saw The Chosen Ones on Netflix and tracked the director down via Facebook who comments on the video:

The music video for Take It Out On Me is a reinterpretation of traditional stories of saints, in modern day Tijuana, mixed with elements from the film “Theorem” by Pier Paolo Pasolini. A little bit of dark humor and that’s the final result!

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Take It Out On Me started as an experiment in which Cave aimed to write a chorus using just numbers.

It was inspired by a lunatic on Instagram who kept commenting on a friend’s photos in pseudo Biblical verse… As a challenge, I turned them in to a song. The only problem was that it went so well everyone said it should be the first single, so I relented and gave the chorus real lyrics.

Friends will be released on CD, vinyl, picture disc, digital download and streaming formats, as well as a special box set edition which will include a cassette and four exclusive bonus tracks.

An extensive UK and European tour, including a homecoming show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on November 22nd, stretches from late September through to the start of December. Tour dates can be found below.

Tour dates:

September
28th - Turkey, Istanbul, Babylon
30th - Greece, Thessaloniki, Principal Club Theatre

October

1st - Greece, Athens, Iera Odos
13th - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Paradiso
14th - Netherlands, Nijmegen, Doornroosje
15th - France, Paris, Trabendo
17th - Luxembourg, Atelier
18th – Belgium, Brussels, AB
21st - Germany, Frankfurt, Gibson
22nd - Germany, Osnabruck, Rosenhof
23rd - Germany, Cologne, Kantine
25th - Denmark, Copenhagen, Vega
26th - Sweden, Stockholm, Debaser
27th - Norway, Oslo, Rockefeller
29th - Denmark, Aarhus, Train
30th - Germany, Hamburg, U&G
31st - Germany, Berlin, Huxleys

November

2nd - Poland, Gdansk, Stary Manez
3rd - Poland, Warsaw, Progesja
4th - Czech Republic, Prague, Lucerna Music Hall
5th - Austria, Vienna, Ottakringer Brauerei
8th - Croatia, Zagreb, Tvornika Kulture
9th - Germany, Munich, Fabrik
10th - Switzerland, Zurich, Kauflauten
11th - Switzerland, Lausanne, Metropop Festival
13th - Italy, Rome, Orion
14th - Italy, Milan, Fabrique
16th - Spain, Barcelona, Razzmatazz
17th - Spain, Madrid, Arena
18th - Portugal, Lisbon, CCB
22nd - UK, London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
24th - UK, Nottingham, Rock City
25th - UK, Manchester, Albert Hall
26th - UK, Liverpool, Arts Club
27th - UK, Glasgow, O2 ABC
29th - UK, Birmingham, O2 Institute
30th - UK, Leeds, Stylus

December

1st - UK, Bristol, O2 Academy

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