To Lose My Life... (also known by extended title of To Lose My Life or Lose My Love, or shortened as To Lose My Life) is the debut album by the British Indie rock band White Lies. It was released on 19 January 2009, through Fiction Records. The album was produced by Ed Buller and Max Dingel, between ICP Studios in Belgium and Kore Studios in London.
On 22 September 2008, the band played nine of the ten released tracks at Manchester's Night and Day Café. Reviewing the gig, NME described the album by its provisional title of To Lose My Life Or Lose My Love.
The album was released on 19 January 2009 in the United Kingdom on CD and 12-inch vinyl, as well as in a number of other limited edition forms including one housed in a green cardboard box. Pre-orders bought from online retailerPlay.com were packaged in a slipcase exclusive to that website, whilst the iTunes Store released the album with a number of bonus tracks and remixes previously only found as b-sides. White Lies' official website packaged the first 500 purchases with a green companion booklet, containing studio pictures and individual essays written by members of the band and production team. The site also published the album in a deluxe boxset, which contained the album on six 7-inch vinyls, along with an extra 7" containing demo versions of "The Price of Love" and "Nothing to Give". On 13 February 2009, the band announced the release of an instrumental version of the album, free with iTunes and physical purchases. The album's artwork was nominated alongside 49 others for Best Art Vinyl 2009 by website artvinyl.com. Finishing seventh in the overall poll, the artwork was displayed in multiple exhibitions in Birmingham and London during November 2009.
On 17 April 2010, the band released The Remixes, an EP containing remixes of songs from To Lose My Life.... The five track EP was limited to 500 copies and released as part of Record Store Day 2009.
Initial critical response for To Lose My Life... was mixed. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 58, based on 17 reviews.
To Lose My Life... debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, became the first British act in 2009 to achieve a number one album, and the first album to debut at number one. Worldwide, the album charted in eleven countries, including six top-40 positions in Europe.