On Oct. 7, 2013 British indie-rockers White Lies brought their uplifting ominous music to Chicago's Metro providing the perfect soundtrack for a beautiful fall night. The set was full of dark, danceable music that inspired and empowered the enthusiastic audience.
The night began with In the Valley Below, a Los Angeles group who surround themselves in an aura of sounds, alternating vocals and minimalist guitar. Their captivating style of performance seems rooted in theater as lead singers Angela Gail and Jeffrey Jacob move around the stage in an engaging way that seduces the crowd. Their sad love song “Peaches” absorbed the audience into their world.
It's been over two years since White Lies last visited the Windy City and eager fans erupted into applause as they took the Metro stage. Lead singer Harry McVeigh was charming as he smiled and said “It's been too long Chicago.” The set was energized and the passionate audience reveled in the epic nature of the experience.
Throughout the night, White Lies weaved through songs from their entire catalog. Fans were excited to hear their old favorites, but they exploded into cheers for new tracks off of “Big TV.” The 2013 album's lead single, “There Goes Our Love Again” had the entire crowd moving to the rhythm of the song's uplifting sadness.
What makes White Lies so special is their ability to play with light and dark. Their lyrics are often bathed in the melancholy that occurs in love and life, while their music is triumphant, giving listeners the knowledge that you can overcome anything. White Lies is an important band that provides a level of pessimistic optimism to music of today. Hopefully, Chicago won't have to wait another two years to experience another hypnotically amazing live show from White Lies.
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