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Lie To Me is a song recorded by Australian rock band 5 Seconds of Summer. It was written by Ali Tamposi, Andrew Watt, Ashton Irwin, Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood with production handled by Andrew Watt. The song was released via Capitol Records on 15 June 2018, as the third track on their third album, Youngblood.

A re-recording of the tracks featuring additional vocals by American singer-songwriter Julia Michaels was released on 21 December 2018 as the album's fourth single.

Background and Release Edit

  • On 24 April 2018, the 5Sos Official Twitter tweeted, "Lie To Me video.", hinting at the next single to be released.[1]
  • Lie To Me, was performed as part of the Meet You There Tour setlist.
  • Lie To Me, was re-released on 21st December 2018 with additional vocals from Julia Michaels.
  • Lie To Me, was released as the fourth single from the album, Youngblood.
  • The official music video was released on 18th January 2019.
  • The official music video was directed by Brendan Vaughan.
  • On the concept of the music video Ashton tweeted:

The lie to me Video represents to me when someone closest to you is in a toxic situation, and they take an emotional beating over and over. With no attempt to escape. It’s absolutely heartbreaking. All you can do is watch. [2]

Critical Reception Edit

Brooke Bajgrowicz of Billboard said "The new version of 'Lie to Me' has Michaels' soft vocals changing up the narrative. While the original lyrics have the guys broken over a love not lining up, the words in the latest rendition readjust to explore both sides of the relationship." [3]

LyricsEdit

I saw you looking brand new overnight
And I caught you looking too but you didn't look twice
You look happy
You look happy

Flashing back to New York City
Change your flight so you'd stay with me
Remember thinking that I got this right

Now I wish we'd never met
Cause you're too hard to forget
While I'm cleaning up your mess
I know he's taking off your dress
And I know that you don't
But if I ask you if you love me
I hope you li-li-li-lie
Lie to me

Sitting under the moonlight, it's just you and me
If I could make it till dawn then it won't be hard to sleep
Are you happy?
I'm so happy

Flashing back to New York City
Change your flight so you'd stay with me
How I must have thought I had this right

Now I wish we'd never met
Cause you're too hard to forget
While I'm cleaning up your mess
I know he's taking off your dress
And I know that you don't
But if I ask you if you love me
I hope you li-li-li-lie
Lie to me

And I know that you don't
But if I ask you if you love me
I hope you li-li-li-lie
Lie to me

Music Video Edit

  • On 18th January 2019, 5SOS released the official music video. [4]
  • On 1st February 2019, 5SOS released an acoustic version of the song. [5]
5 Seconds Of Summer - Lie To Me

5 Seconds Of Summer - Lie To Me

Youngblood
June 15, 2018 • 49:53 • Capitol Records and Hi or Hey Records
Songs
Standard Album YoungbloodWant You BackLie To MeValentineTalk FastMoving AlongIf Walls Could TalkBetter ManMoreWhy Won't You Love MeWoke Up In JapanEmpty WalletsGhost Of You
Deluxe Album Monster Among MenMeet You ThereBabylon
Target Exclusive When You Walk AwayBest Friend
Japanese Exclusive Midnight
Tour
5SOS III TourMeet You There Tour

ReferencesEdit

  1. Official Twitter - Lie To Me Video
  2. Ashton's Official Twitter - Ashton's thoughts on the Music Video
  3. Billboard - 5 Seconds Of Summer Debut 'Lie To Me' Remix With Julia Michaels
  4. Official YouTube Channel - Official Music Video
  5. Official YouTube Channel - Acoustic Video
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