As It Is release new single, I Lie To Me
Hot on the heels of recent track IDGAF, British pop-punks As It Is have delivered another new tune, I Lie To Me.
“I Lie To Me is about the days where you wake up and try, only to end up exactly where you started,” explains singer Patty Walters. “Where the only distance walked is the step or two taken beyond the threshold of your limits. Because it hurts to fail, but it hurts so much more when you try.
“I Lie To Me is that unrestrained resentment that inspired this record, and it’s ironic how that defeated apathy led to one of my personal favourites on this upcoming album of ours. If these words resonate with you, then fuck, sorry you’ve ever felt as shit as I did when we wrote this one. If you lie to you to get through, that’s okay, we do too.”
Having reimagined their last album, 2018’s The Great Depression, as a series of EPs, these new songs are the first fruits of the next chapter of As It Is, as they continue to work on their fourth album.
“We started writing the next chapter of As It Is in 2019,” says Patty. “We had written a lot of cool songs but none of them were telling our story or communicating how we were actually feeling. When IDGAF happened, it was the first thing that encapsulated the heartbreak, defeat and disappointment we were feeling with ourselves and the world around us. When the pandemic happened and the world shut down, that’s when we really spiralled. We’re unwell and we have been. IDGAF is all in the title. It’s for all of us and it’s yours now.”
Catch As It Is at Slam Dunk on September 4 and 5 at Leeds Temple Newsam and Hatfield Park.
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