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Rare Americans Share Brand-New Single 'Little White Lies'

Rare Americans Share Brand-New Single 'Little White Lies'

The track is from their forthcoming EP Songs That Don’t Belong, out December 22nd.

Rare Americans are sharing 'Little White Lies', the latest single and animated lyric video from their forthcoming EP Songs That Don't Belong, out December 22nd via EMPIRE!.

'Little White Lies' is an infectious anthem about diving headlong into a relationship without knowing the true depth. "I'm trying to understand / what you want from me / what is your plan" sings the band's James Priestner, before admitting that sometimes "I get a little ahead of myself". Surely a relatable experience for anybody that's fallen head over heels for somebody else from the get go without knowing how the other party feels about the relationship.

James Priestner said: "Little White Lies is about the "spark" when you meet someone you like. We always hope it will go smooth as butter, but it never does. It always seems that one person likes the other more, someone has a completed situation, or one person is accidentally led on. This song is about all those situations."

The forthcoming Songs That Don't Belong EP follows this summer's critically acclaimed new LP You're Not A Bad Person, It's Just A Bad World, which won positive nods from the likes of Flood Magazine, SPIN, Alternative Press, and Ones To Watch who praised the band's "unique brand of inventive audio and visual storytelling."

Rare Americans have big plans for 2023 including Canadian and UK/European dates as part of their upcoming 'Milk & Honey Tour'. The group are excited to play for their fans across the Atlantic again after this summer's completely sold out run of UK dates and the large crowds they won over at multiple European festivals. Upcoming tour dates below.

Pre-Order Songs That Don't Belong:

The Songs That Don't Belong EP features a collection of tracks from different time periods that didn't seem to fit any of the band's other albums and releases. "We figured why keep these jams buried in our iTunes graveyard?" explains the group.

"We still really dig these songs, so we thought we might put them out into the world for people to enjoy. These are the odds n ends of RA over the years. You can hear some raw vocals, some changing of production, and the evolution of the band in a 6 song EP."

Since their debut in 2018, the band has amassed over 350M+ global streams, 2M+ social media followers, 1.35M Spotify monthly listeners and 800K YT subscribers, and were awarded a 2020 Juno Award for their song "Brittle Bones Nicky". All of that success has shown up in ticket sales for their energetic live shows as well.

In 2022 alone, their first year ever touring, the band completely sold out their first ever tour of North America in the spring, sold out all of their summer United Kingdom dates, and played to tens of thousands of fans at festivals across Europe before coming back to the United States for a two month long fall tour where they played even bigger rooms than they did on the first run and again sold out multiple shows along the way. In total they sold 20,000 tickets globally.

A large part of the band's appeal has been their use of visual media to tell the gripping stories behind their songs. Rare Americans have gone all in on building an animated universe to pair with their musical output, making their fandom unique among other contemporary artists when it comes to how they engage with the group's catalog.

Rare Americans began its journey when James asked his older brother Jared, a co-writer but not performing member in the band, "why don't we write some songs together," to which Jared responded, "f that, what about an entire album?"

A week and a half later, the two of them had created 15 songs in what would later become their eponymously-titled debut album. Since then, Rare Americans have rounded out the crew with the addition of Slovak guitarists Lubo Ivan and Jan Cajka, and drummer Duran Ritz.

Listen to the new single here:

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