Death (song)

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"Death"
White Lies Death cover.jpg
Single by White Lies
from the album To Lose My Life...
B-side "Black Song"; various remixes
Released 22 September 2008
Format 7" vinyl, CD single, digital download
Genre Indie rock, post-punk revival, new wave
Length 5:01
Label Fiction
Songwriter(s) Harry McVeigh, Charles Cave, Jack Lawrence-Brown
Producer(s) Ed Buller, Max Dingel
White Lies singles chronology
"Unfinished Business"
(2008)
"Death"
(2008)
"To Lose My Life"
(2009)
"Unfinished Business"
(2008)
"Death"
(2008)
"To Lose My Life"
(2009)

"Farewell to the Fairground"
(2009) Farewell to the Fairground2009

"Death"
(re-issue)
(2009) Death2009

"Bigger than Us"
(2011) Bigger than Us2011

"Death" is the second single by English indie rock[1] band White Lies, released by Fiction Records. "Death" was initially released on CD and 7-inch vinyl on 22 September 2008, prior to the release of their debut album, To Lose My Life...[2] The track was then re-released on 22 June 2009 on multiple formats as the band's fifth and final single from the album.[3] In the United States, the track was released as part of a four-track extended play titled Death, alongside all United Kingdom-released B-sides.

"Death" was the second track written by White Lies, after "Unfinished Business".[4] The 2008 release of "Death" contained one B-side, "Black Song", while the 7" vinyl was accompanied by various remixes by Crystal Castles and Haunts. The single reached No. 52 on the UK Singles Chart. The 2009 re-release included further remixes by Chase & Status, Mistabishi, L'amour La Morgue and M83.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the 2008 release was filmed in Sweden by director Andreas Nilsson. A second Nilsson-directed video was released in promotion of the single's 2009 reissue, for the Crystal Castles remix of the song.

Use in media[edit]

"Death" was used in the 2009 film Jennifer's Body and in the 2014 Ana Lily Amirpour indie vampire film A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.[5]

Track listings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "White Lies - To Lose My Life". Clash. Retrieved March 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ "White Lies Release 'Death'". The Fly. 2008-09-04. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  3. ^ "White Lies - Death (re-release)". Banquet Records.com. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  4. ^ Doherty, Niall (January 2009). "The Great Depression". The Fly. pp. 21–24. Retrieved 2010-03-13. 
  5. ^ Robinson, Tasha (2014-11-20). "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night". The Dissolve. 

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