I’m totally in love with White Lies album To Lose My Life. It is in heavy rotation on the iPod and I recently realized I had the liner notes/lyrics in iTunes from when I downloaded the album. And as BB King once said to Bono “son, you’re awfully young to be writing such heavy lyrics”!
I watched them on Sundance’s Live from Abbey Road series and was really impressed with their live sound. In an interview bassist Charles Cave discusses how their music has a very “euphoric, uplifting” sound, while the lyrics are “melancholy and introspective” creating a “weird limbo in the middle of depressing and uplifting” which of course is just the kind of music I love! The drummer Jack Brown looks all of 16 years old and I’m in love with lead singer Harry McVeigh’s really beautiful hands.
Their English names are too adorable – Harry! Jack! Charlie! It’s like a nanny barking commands to naughty little boys in a London park!
Check out Fifty on our Foreheads which they said is a song they’d love to re-record again because it has come into its own now that they’ve been performing it live. I’ve gotta see these guys in concert:
I know you’re sad I’m leaving / so this may hurt a little / but girl look from your window late tonight / you think my heart is frozen / while yours is slowly grieving / you’ll see the boy you loved start burning in the sky
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