White Lung – “Kiss Me When I Bleed”

White Lung have shared another new track from their upcoming fourth album, Paradise, following the towering lead single “Hungry.” “Kiss Me When I Bleed” is more in line with the ferociousness of their previous records, fueled by a reckless energy and a strong mission statement: “‘Kiss Me When I Bleed’ is about pride,” Mish Barber-Way explains in a press release. “That kind of steadfast, I-don’t-give-a-fuck-I’m-in-love pride in that we all wish we had for someone. This song is my fairytale. Riches to rags and happily ever after because nothing else in this world really matters except love.”

Of course, a White Lung fairy tale sounds something like this: “I will give birth in a trailer/ Huffing the gas in the air/ Baby is born in molasses/ Like I would even care,” so take from that what you will. Barber-Way got married in the interim between Deep Fantasy and Paradise, and she gives a big fuck-you to anyone who criticizes her for making that decision: “They say I split my pride in two/ When I became a bride for you/ But what do they know?” She convincingly argues that the titular action is the foundation for a healthy relationship, and sounds uncompromising in that assertion. Listen below.

Tour Dates:
05/06 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground (Canadian Music Week)
05/07 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
05/24 Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
05/25 Bristol, UK @ Start The Bus
05/26 London, UK @ Victoria
05/27 Birmingham, UK @ The Flapper
05/28 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Games Room
05/29 Manchester, UK @ The Star & Garter
05/31 Paris, France @ Ephemere
06/01 Liege, BE @ La Zone
06/02 The Hague, NL @ Paard (Small Hall)
06/03 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
06/05 Antwerp, BE @ Trix
06/16-18 Vancouver, BC @ Levitation Festival
07/08 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
07/09 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
07/10 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
07/13 Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder
07/18 Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird
07/19 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
07/20 Detroit, MI @ El Club
07/22-24 Oro-Mdeonte, ON @ WayHome Music & Arts Festival
07/24 New York, NY @ Panorama Music & Arts Festival
07/29-31 Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
07/30 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
08/01 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
08/02 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
08/04 Columbus, OH @ Big Room Bar
08/06 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
08/08 Winnipeg, MB @ The Good Will
08/10 Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth
08/12 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
08/13 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
08/15 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

Paradise is out 5/6 via Domino.

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