WHITE LUNG – ” Below / Hungry / Kiss Me When I Bleed “

Posted: April 28, 2016 in MUSIC
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White Lung – Below (Official Video)

“Below” is a song unlike anything that White Lung has ever done before, and it’s exhilarating because of it. It’s the unabashed anthem on Paradise, for the band’s upcoming third album, and unlike their previous two records, there’s no hardcore influences . Maybe the switch-up comes as a little less of a surprise after the relative lightness of their first two singles —Hungry and Kiss Me When I Bleed — but “Below” approaches another level altogether: that of the straight-up pop banger. When Mish Barber-Way’s voice soars out, “You know this means nothing if you go die alone,” it’s both a rousing call to do exactly the opposite of that and a crushing reminder that maybe that’s all we’re fated for. “A broken crystal carcass reflects in all the light/ I see it fading now but it’s so bright,so bright,” she continues as she beckons us to go down below with her, “back where the sea meets the ground.” This song taps into some visceral and primal feeling that I can’t exactly put my finger on, but it makes me want to listen to nothing else for as long as I live.

“I needed to try to do a ballad about glamorous women,” Barber-Way said. It’s a song about the preservation of glamour and beauty.”
Taken from the new album “Paradise”, coming May 6th on Domino Recordings.The new track comes attached to a video directed by Richard Bates Jr. that features the band playing to an almost-empty theater save for a few Marilyn Monroe impersonators, one of whom is model Anna Lynne McCord. White Lung plays for an audience of impersonators who come to the realization that they’ve betrayed themselves in the pursuit of fame,” Bates Jr. explained in a press release. “‘Below’ is a love-letter to influential female artists from the past.

White Lung already released two songs off their new album Paradise, which comes out next week, and now they’ve released a third track. Following the poppy “Hungry” and the ripping “Kiss When I Bleed,” they’ve got “Below,” one of the band’s slowest songs to date. Singer Mish Barber-Way calls it her “Stevie-Nicks-meets-Celine Dion ballad,” and it’s definitely adding to the idea that Paradise will be White Lung’s most diverse album yet. The song has a video starring Anna Lynne McCord (Nip/Tuck) and directed by Richard Bates Jr (Excision).

White Lung will be on tour soon including a sold-out NYC release show at Baby’s All Right the day after the album comes out

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