After 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!
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.
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
Also published on Medium.