- 07 Feb 17
Hot Press caught up with White Lies following the release of their fourth album Friends.
English indie trio White Lies are back with another collection of gloom-tinged arena rockers in new album Friends, a top twenty hit in the UK last year. The album title is certainly intriguing – I wonder what inspired it?
“A lot of the subject matter on the album is to do with how your friendships change as you grow older,” reflects frontman Harry McVeigh in his posh tones, down the line from Milan, where the band are currently on tour. “When you’re a young teenager, you see your friends all the time – you go to school with them every day. As you grow older, the time you spend apart gets longer and longer.
“It’s totally normal for us now, in our late twenties, not to see some of our best friends for three or four months at a time, maybe even a year. But you’re still really close with them. It’s really interesting, and the record deals with a lot of stuff like that – how your relationships change and move forward, and backwards sometimes.”