Embrace have announced their brand new album LOVE IS A BASIC NEED which will be released on 9th March 2018 through Cooking Vinyl and is available to pre-order everywhere now. They have also released a brand new track The Finish Line which is available to hear BELOW.
The band will be introducing tracks from the album at an intimate six-date tour in November, commencing in Preston on Saturday 4th and culminating at Keele University on Thursday 9th.
20 years into their recording career Embrace are making an epic and emphatic return with their seventh studio album. With three #1 albums, six Top 10 singles, sold out arena shows and over two million album sales behind them, Embrace returned to the music scene three years ago with their Top 5 self-titled album Embrace.
Already being hailed as a return to “classic” Embrace, new album 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.
With tracks such as the emotive string-laden ballad All That Remains, the powerful Never and the instant Wake Up Call, LOVE IS A BASIC NEED sees Embrace return to the classic sound that first made us first fall in love with them. The album’s overriding theme is one surrounding love and Danny McNamara says;
“Most people remember to eat, breathe and drink, but too many of us forget about love until it’s too late. The album is about the realisation that without food or water or shelter you die, but the same is also true of love. We set out to make an album where every song on it would stand up against the best songs we’ve ever written, and I’m pretty confident we’ve done just that.”
Exclusive new track The Finish Line is a powerful and emotional song which builds delicately with keys and strings leading into a choir-backed chorus. Lyrically, it addresses the importance of making the most of life. Danny says;
“Sometimes life feels like a rat race, like a long marathon, but you only have to see The Finish Line realise how precious and short life is. The Finish Line is about how you feel when your worldview is turned upside down, about realising you’ve wasted so much time and about how that makes you want to live life to the full and squeeze the most out of every minute. “
Following recent stadium support dates with Coldplay plus establishing and performing at their own award-winning secret festival, the band have announced a short run of intimate shows in November, where they will be previewing songs from the album. Tickets are on sale now from www.embrace.co.uk/LIVE.html and full dates are as follows:
Sat 4th Preston Live Venue
Sun 5th Middlesbrough Empire
Mon 6th York Fibbers
Tues 7th Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Wed 8th Derby The Venue
Thurs 9th Keele University
Embrace are brothers singer Danny McNamara and guitarist Richard McNamara, bassist Steve Firth, keyboardist Mickey Dale and drummer Mike Heaton.