White Lies Share “Hold Back Your Love” Video

White Lies Share "Hold Back Your Love" Video.

White Lies continue their electro-fuelled dance with the heartfelt “Hold Back Your Love,” with the new video directed by David Pablos. This soul searching track is filled with an arpeggiated bassline, dancing beats, landscape dream-like synths and a big crowd pleasing chorus where lead singer Harry McVeigh lays bare his true emotions as he sings “Hold back your love, you know that I’ve had my doubts.”

Says White Lies’ Charles Cave on ‘Hold Back Your Love’; “It’s hard for me to talk about ‘Hold Back Your Love’ in a measured way. We all absolutely love this song. I felt the same after we recorded ‘Death’, ‘Bigger Than Us’, or ‘Big TV’. Call it emotional attachment, or hopefully just a ‘good ear’, this song feels like it confidently sits itself down on the front row of White Lies songs that fall into elusive ‘encore’ territory. I’m struggling to remember how this song came about, which is always a positive feeling as it suggests the process was a totally pleasurable and inspirational one, but I know that it was written quickly and the melodies seemed to do that dreamy thing of writing themselves. I think we were in a ‘Tango In The Night’ state of pop when this song came about, and you can definitely hear that in the middle section. But equally, (and this band has been a huge influence since we were fifteen) there’s a solid Talking Heads stomp that, dare I say it, you can almost dance to!”

The ten-track album Friends is now available on CD, vinyl, picture disc, digital download and streaming formats, as well as a special box set edition which includes a cassette and four exclusive bonus tracks.

Friends was recorded in Bryan Ferry’s private studio in London’s Olympia and was self-produced by the band. White Lies enlisted the help of engineer James Brown (Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys), David Wrench (Caribou, FKA Twigs) on mixing duties and long-term collaborator Ed Buller who contributed additional production.


February 2017

1st – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
2nd – New York, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
3rd – Boston, MA – Middle East Club
4th – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
6th – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
7th – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
8th – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
11th – Vancouver BC – Rickshaw Theater
12th – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge
14th – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
15th – Los Angeles, CA – El Ray Theatre
17th – Guadalajara – Teatro Diana
18th – Mexico City – El Plaza Condesa