Grammy-nominated, platinum-certified trio NEEDTOBREATHE will be releasing their brand new album, Out of Body, on August 28th via Elektra Records/Centricity Music.
Out of Body follows the band’s 2016 H A R D L O V E album release, which debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Top Current Album Sales Chart, and featured the gold-certified title track ‘Hard Love’. With the new album the band have been able to look back over the last 20 years of being together, as well as, first-time fatherhood and the future, with a rich soundtrack of “soulful rock and poetic intimacy.”
“Looking at my sons, I’m constantly reminded to be in the moment,” admits Bear. “I’m competitive. I think too far down the road a lot. Then, it’s funny and eye-opening when you see a two-year-old naked in the yard with zero insecurities. As a parent, I try to grow as a person. I could be pretty neurotic before. Every time I’d walk into a room, I’d wonder if I was enough. I identified these survival mechanisms and began to see how many of them were keeping me from joy. All of these questions led me to write songs about pushing through that layer and getting to my authentic self. Seeing my children gives me a roadmap of where I should be.”
“We’ve experienced a lot of fresh inspiration,” adds Seth. “It’s been a season of learning. Bear didn’t hold anything back in terms of writing about life: all of the beautiful things and the most tragic things that have happened in the past four years. I’m really proud of the statement the record makes.”
On the day of release (August 28th), the band will be celebrating with a fully immersive online concert experience directed by acclaimed filmmaker Elizabeth Olmstead, which will see the brand perform some of their new songs live for the first time and a selection of fan favourites.
If you can’t wait until then, you can also check out the five-part video series filmed by the band during lockdown, which launched last week with lead single Hang On:
For more information and to pre-order Out of Body, visit needtobreathe.com