To Lose My Life

Album: To Lose My Life… (2009)
Charted: 34
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Songfacts®:

  • White Lies are a London trio consisting of Harry McVeigh (vocals / guitar), Charles Cave (bass) and Jack Brown (drums).
  • All the songs on the To Lose My Life… set deal with gloomy subject matter such as death and failed romance. McVeigh explained to the BBC Newsbeat program: "The album deals with darker themes because these issues connect with a lot of people and most people at some point in their life will have experienced those feelings."
  • McVeigh explained the band's name to The Sun newspaper December 26, 2008: "We named the band the same way most people would name a child. You can come up with hundreds of names but until you stare it in the eye, nothing seems right. Also, our music is a "white lie" gently protecting the upsetting truths in the lyrics."
  • The To Lose My Life… album was recorded at ICP studios in Brussels during the summer of 2008 with producers Ed Buller (Pulp, Suede) and Max Dingel (The Killers, Glasvegas).

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