The soulful blues of ‘NO EXCUSES’ follows the release last month of the new single ‘HAPPINESS’, and the swaggering album track ‘MONEY & FAME’.
NEEDTOBREATHE are comprised of brothers Bear Rinehart (vocals, guitar) and Bo Rinehart (guitar, vocals), Seth Bolt (bass, vocals), and Josh Lovelace (keys, vocals). The band signed to Atlantic Records and quickly achieved huge cross-genre success in the US via five studio albums and innumerable headline tours.
Their last album, 2014’s Rivers In The Wasteland, became a global smash hit, debuting in the US Billboard Chart at #3, and topping both the Rock and Alternative album charts. It spawned two huge hit singles, Gold-selling ‘Brother (Feat. Gavin DeGraw)’ and the Grammy-nominated ‘Multiplied’, both of which gained UK airplay (the former landing itself on the BBC Radio 2 playlist).
The new album has seen the band delving into the world of electronic effects and instrumentation. The result: a sublimely crafted and expansive sound that still reflects the larger-than-life intensity of NEEDTOBREATHE’s unforgettable live show.
With its lavish arrangements and sweeping melodies, H A R D L O V E radiates an unbridled energy that’s got much to do with the pure joy that powered the making of the album. “Working with synth for the first time, there was a sense of wonder that was almost mystical”, says Bo. “It was like when we first picked up our guitars and every chord we were striking had this huge impact on us”. Adds Bear: “The unfamiliarity led us to rely totally on feeling, and we all felt inspired in a whole new way.”
H A R D L O V E is now available for pre-order, with all purchases accompanied by instant grat downloads of the lead single, ‘HAPPINESS’ as well as the album tracks ‘MONEY & FAME’ and ‘NO EXCUSES’. Exclusive album pre-order bundles that also include limited-edition merchandise will be available at the band’s Official Online Store (store.NEEDTOBREATHE.com).
Signed copies of H A R D L O V E will beavailable exclusively for UK fans from the day of release from Banquet Records, Kingston and through their website banquetrecords.com