EMBRACE announce an orchestral version of their new album LOVE IS A BASIC NEED

EMBRACE Release New Single 'NEVER', from New Album 'LOVE IS A BASIC NEED' - Listen Now!

Embrace have announced an orchestral version of their new album LOVE IS A BASIC NEED, which will be released through Cooking Vinyl on 29 th June. They have also announced new single All That Remains, which follows recent releases The Finish Line, Wake Up Call and Never, all taken from their Top 5 album LOVE IS A BASIC NEED out now.

LOVE IS A BASIC NEED (Orchestral) is available to pre-order from 28 th March and pre-orders will receive two new songs The Finish Line (Orchestral) and The White Alien as Instant Grat tracks. The album will be available on CD, LP, Download and to Stream. There will also be limited edition colour vinyl, signed versions of the record and album bundles including art prints available. Danny says;

“This is the first time we've done a full Orchestral album. We've done Orchestral versions of songs in the past and we always get asked about it. For ‘Love Is A Basic Need’ we decided to take the plunge. Mickey Dale is a really incredible string arranger and I think this album showcases the songs in a whole new light.”

The tracklisting for LOVE IS A BASIC NEED (Orchestral) is as follows:

1. The Finish Line (Orchestral Version)
2. Never (Orchestral Version)
3. Wake Up Call (Orchestral Version)
4. Snake Oil (Orchestral Version)
5. Where You Sleeping (Orchestral Version)
6. All That Remains (Orchestral Version)
7. Rabbit Hole (Orchestral Version)
8. Horseshoe In My Glove (Orchestral Version)
9. My Luck Comes In Threes (Orchestral Version)
10. Love Is A Basic Need (Orchestral Version)

Plus three bonus tracks:

The White Alien
Adrenalin (exclusive + previously unreleased)
Bash The Rat

New single All That Remains is an emotive and powerful ballad that builds to a euphoric chorus. It is a track that is classically Embrace and follows recent release Radio 2 playlisted single Never, a duet between Danny McNamara and Kerri Watt.

20 years into their recording career, Embrace made an emphatic return this year with their seventh studio album charting at #5, giving the band their seventh Top 10 album and fifth Top 5 record. Hailed as a return to “classic” Embrace, LOVE IS A BASIC NEED was recorded in the first half of 2017 at the band’s own Magnetic North Studio, produced by Richard McNamara.

Following recent stadium support dates with Coldplay plus establishing and performing at their own award-winning secret festival, the band recently performed a short run of intimate shows, where they previewed songs from the album. Their headline tour of the UK begins this week and full live dates are as follows:


Wed 28 th Glasgow O2 Academy
Thurs 29 th Newcastle Riverside
Fri 30 th Nottingham Rock City
Sat 31 st Manchester O2 Ritz (Sold Out)


Sun 1 st Cardiff Tramshed
Tues 3 rd Southampton Engine Rooms (Sold Out)
Wed 4 th Norwich Epic
Thurs 5 th Birmingham O2 Institute
Fri 6 th London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Sat 7 th Leeds O2 Academy


19th May Highest Point Festival, Lancaster (Headlining)
21st July Splendour Festival, Nottingham
12th August Party At The Palace, Scotland
26th August Victorious Festival, Portsmouth, Southsea
2nd Sept Cool Britannia, Knebworth Park

Plus more to be announced soon…

Embrace are brothers singer Danny McNamara and guitarist Richard McNamara, bassist Steve Firth, keyboardist Mickey Dale and drummer Mike Heaton

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