One year ago today, GRAMMY-nominated Atlantic recording group NEEDTOBREATHE released their sixth studio album, H A R D L O V E. The record debuted as the top selling album in the country and topped Billboard’s “Top Albums”, “Top Current Rock Albums”, “Current Alternative Albums”, “Current Digital Albums”, and “Overall Digital Albums” charts. Now, on the record's first birthday, NEEDTOBREATHE reveals HARD CUTS: Songs from the H A R D L O V E Sessions EP which will be available for download on August 11th. The EP will feature six tracks including four previously unheard NEEDTOBREATHE songs, including "COUNT ON ME" and "WAITING" which are available now and are streaming below.
"Making the record was probably the most fun we've ever had. We hunkered down in a mountain house and put together demo after demo after demo. We threw those demos out and made more demos... eventually leading to the 12 tracks you've heard on H A R D L O V E," the band shares. "One of the hardest parts about finishing this record was figuring out what songs we had to cut. We stayed up many, many nights going back and forth on the final track listing and in the end had to make some really hard cuts."
NEEDTOBREATHE also announced today the H A R D L O V E (Deluxe Edition) Collector's Edition Vinyl, which will include the original album and the six song EP pressed onto a special crystal clear and white mix vinyl record.
HARD CUTS: Songs from The H A R D L O V E Sessions CD EP. Tracklist:
1) HARD LOVE (feat. Serena Ryder)
3) COUNT ON ME
4) WALKING ON WATER
6) HARD LOVE (feat. Andra Day)
You can catch NEEDTOBREATHE live in concert on their fall ALL THE FEELS TOUR tour. The massive tour will kick off in September and will feature three legs: “Under the Stars,” “Electric” and “Acoustic.” The first leg will feature Gavin DeGraw and will make stops at some of NTB's favorite amphitheaters under the stars. The "Electric" leg visits favorite rock clubs across the country with a to-be-announced guest. And for the first time ever, the tour will end with an entirely acoustic set at some of the most intimate and beautiful theaters in the USA.