Give it a Listen: NEEDTOBREATHE – No Excuses

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South Carolina alternative-rock band NEEDTOBREATHE have released their new track, ‘No Excuses’. NEEDTOBREATHE is made up of brothers Bear Rinehart (vocals, guitar) and Bo Rinehart (guitar, vocals), Seth Bolt (bass, vocals), and Josh Lovelace (keys, vocals). The band were signed by Atlantic Records and have achieved success in the US with 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.’

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The single is available now with pre-orders of their upcoming studio album, H A R D L O V E, released on 15 July through Atlantic Records. Another soulful blues infused track from the group, who’ve had previous success with their singles ‘Happiness’ and ‘Money and Fame’.

H A R D L O V E is available now for pre-order, with all purchases accompanied by instant free downloads of the lead single ‘HAPPINESS’, as well as the album tracks ‘MONEY & FAME’ and ‘NO EXCUSES’. Signed copies of H A R D L O V E will be available exclusively for UK fans from the day of release from Banquet Records.

About Charlotte Maxwell

Charlotte Maxwell is a Vada Magazine staff writer.