WHITE LIES share “Tokyo”, from upcoming new album, Five, due 1st February 2019 + UK live dates
Fresh into the new year and White Lies have shared new track Tokyo along with the accompanying video.
Directed by long-time visual collaborator David Pablos it was shot back to back with the bands previously released Believe It video in Tijuana Mexico at the tail-end of last year. The triumphant synth-laden pop nous of Tokyo encapsulates the trio’s unerring knack of penning a big tune and is a brilliant precursor to the band’s imminent album Five later this month – 1st February through Play It Again Sam.
As the band explain; “Once again we were lucky to work with David in Tijuana to create what is our best video since ‘Death’. His unique knowledge of the area affording us access into some of the city’s most stunning and bizarre locations helps bring to life his vision of stories of love and loss. Where in the world would you be able to film a scene of the band sat on a 4-story high nude woman? Tijuana, that’s where apparently and resulted in our favourite collaboration with him yet.
From first hearing Tokyo, director Pablos immediately knew what he wanted to create, as he explains: “As soon as I heard the song I knew I wanted to shoot the video during night time. Everything starts with us seeing scenes of life through windows from the outside, but once we go inside we discover nothing is exactly what it looks like or what it appears to be. Each window is a metaphor; more than a real space it is a representation of a mental state. But more than portraying the city, what was important was the human face and to capture the personalities of each one of the characters.”
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