Working alongside produced John Withnall, who’s previously worked with the likes of Coldplay, Elbow, Rihanna, and The Coral to name a few, it’s safe to say that Dust Monk are associating themselves with the right people on stage and off stage too.
Instrumentally, the track is laid-back and revolves around an easy-listening arrangement that’s ready for you to get lost in. Following a simplistic approach to get their point across, ‘Dying to Lie’ focuses on how a human can leave all their principles behind them when they’re desperate to get something.
From first impressions, the title ‘Dying to Lie’ seems like it may be a hard rock or metal infused track. Literally the opposite, ‘Dying to Lie’ is hazy-pop and somewhat lo-fi. Sounding like it was recorded in a small location and then edited to make it sound completely enchanting, the track’s concept is captivating and a strong debut.
“Dying to Lie” is coated with mellow acoustic vibes that are suited for sitting outside in the sunshine with a cocktail in one hand and a paper fan in the other.