Jane's Addiction Reveals 'Lies' Recording Session in New Video
After new single "End to the Lies" was debuted last month, Jane's Addiction has given their fans a glimpse inside the making of the lead single from the alt-rock veterans' fourth album, "The Great Escape Artist." A black-and-white video posted on the band's YouTube channel last Friday (Apr. 8) finds Jane's Addiction and TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek -- who provides production and bass guitar to the track -- working out the details of "Lies" in the recording studio.
In the Todd Newman-directed video, Jane's frontman Perry Farrell offers his opinion on the song's harmonies, and Sitek hammers out the guitar arrangement with Dave Navarro. The finalized version of "End to the Lies" is slowly pieced together, and at 3:25 in the clip, the band rocks out in slow motion before Farrell announces, "That's f---kin' hilarious!"
Farrell debuted "Lies" on Chilean radio on Mar. 30, three days before Jane's Addiction, Kanye West and the Killers headlined the inaugural Chilean Lollapalooza in Santiago on April 2-3. An MP3 of a polished version of the track was made available for free on the band's official website last Thursday.
"The Great Escape Artist," Jane's Addiction's first full-length since 2003's "Strays," is currently slated for an August release. The band has lined up summer festival appearances at Gathering of the Vibes in Connecticut on July 23 and Reading and Leeds in the U.K. on Aug. 27-28.