New Music – Mosa Wild | White Lies

New releases – Mosa Wild | White Lies

Mosa Wild – Expect Me

There’s generally something haunting about organ music, add a brass section though and things spring back to life. Combine the two with the searching vocals of Jim Rubaduka and you have a track that feels like it could have been born from Leonard Cohen’s finishing school with a side diploma of  rousing gospel.

Jim explains, “Expect Me was initially written and recorded at my mum and dad’s kitchen table in Ashford. We tracked the final version with our friend Ben Baptie at Pool Studios. I think it’s the most collaborative studio session we’ve had. It was a joy to have a bunch of our friends come down and bless this record. The song has a very simple and direct message. I wanted the verses to feel like a hymn you know well, and the outro to feel like a hug that you don’t want to end. The song was written with love in mind.”

The end result is a captivating piece of music, take a few minutes to stop what you’re doing and take a listen. The track is taken from next year’s Zip Your Coat Up For English Weather EP, to be released on  Glassnote Records.

Mosa Wild


White Lies – I Don’t Want To Go To Mars

Back at their best, White Lies’ latest single I Don’t Want To Go To Mars lays testament to the fact that they still have more to offer on their pending new album. With a trademark build to the crescendo of a chorus, the track feels fresh yet instantly recognisable at the same time.

Bassist Charles Cave says, “I Don’t Want To Go To Mars has all the distorted bombast of White Lies’ best anthems neatly packed into a short story. The song follows a character seemingly being herded off Earth to live out a sterile and mundane existence on a newly colonised Mars. Fundamentally the song questions the speed at which we are developing the world(s) we inhabit, and what cost it takes on our wellbeing.”

A strong contender to be a favourite in their live sets, check out the video below and catch White Lies on an extensive run of UK and European tour dates kicking off in March 2022. Their album, As I Try Not To Fall Apart, is set for release on PIAS in February.

White Lies


Words by Siobhan

7th December 2021