GRAMMY Award®-nominated Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE has announced early details of their forthcoming new album. "H A R D L O V E" arrives everywhere on July 15th.
"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 track "MONEY & FAME." Exclusive album pre-order bundles that also include limited-edition merchandise will be available at the band's Official Online Store (store.NEEDTOBREATHE.com). "HAPPINESS" - available on all streaming services and DSPs along with "MONEY & FAME" - impacts Christian radio April 8th.
"The song 'HAPPINESS' is really about the sacrifices we have to make in order to change," lead singer Bear Rinehart said of the single. "I think that everyone who has had to make a major decision in their life knows that change is only worth it when you make the change for the right reason. Happiness after all is clearly a fleeting thing, but purpose is what brings real joy. I believe that there's no better place in the world than the middle of the will of God for your life. I hope that the song 'HAPPINESS' makes you feel that way."
The ten-time Dove Award winners will celebrate "H A R D L O V E" with "TOUR DE COMPADRES 2016," an epic US headline run kicking off August 17th at Raleigh, NC's Red Hat Amphitheater and then traveling through a November 12th finale at Lynchburg, VA's Liberty University. The second annual "TOUR DE COMPADRES" sees NEEDTOBREATHE bringing along some of their closest musical friends as support, including special guests Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan (Leg 1 only), Parachute (Leg 2 only), and Welshly Arms. Highlights include a massive hometown concert at Charleston, SC's 10,000+ capacity Volvo Car Stadium on August 19th as well as performances at such legendary venues as Los Angeles' Greek Theatre (September 10th), Morrison, CO's Red Rocks Amphitheatre (September 15th), Chicago's Aragon Ballroom (October 30th), and New York City's Beacon Theatre (November 2nd). Presale ticketing for "The Insiders" - the official NEEDTOBREATHE fan club - begins April 4th followed by an additional presale for mailing list members and Facebook Event followers on April 11th; all remaining tickets will then be released to the general public on April 15th. For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.tourdecompadres.com.
Photo Credit: Eric Ryan Anderson
Co-produced by NEEDTOBREATHE and recorded at their very own Plantation Studios in Charleston, SC, "H A R D L O V E" follows the band's blockbuster album "Rivers In the Wasteland," which made an impressive chart debut upon its 2014 release, topping Billboard's Christian Albums chart. What's more, the album's stunning "Multiplied" earned NEEDTOBREATHE their first ever GRAMMY® Award nomination.
The album's breakout single, "Brother (Feat. Gavin DeGraw)" proved to be the highest charting single of their career. The RIAA-certified Gold hit song soared up the charts, landing at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs and Christian Digital Songs charts. The track's companion video - directed by independent filmmaker Jared Hogan - has drawn close to 10 million views at NEEDTOBREATHE's official YouTube channel. In addition, NEEDTOBREATHE and DeGraw rocked New York City's Times Square with an unforgettable performance of "Brother," live on ABC's Good Morning America.
NEEDTOBREATHE premiered "TOUR DE COMPADRES" in summer 2015, visiting over 40 US markets accompanied by special guests Switchfoot, Ben Rector, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, and Colony House. The aptly named tour was a massive popular and commercial success, with highlights including a sold out date at Colorado's legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre, captured exclusively by TIDAL in the just-released mini-documentary, "NEEDTOBREATHE LIVE AT RED ROCKS."