Embrace have announced new single Never, which follows recent releases The Finish Line and Wake Up Call, all taken from their forthcoming new album LOVE IS A BASIC NEED released on 2nd March 2018 through Cooking Vinyl.
Available as an instant grat track with pre-orders of the album, Never is a future classic for Embrace. With a duet between Danny McNamara and Kerri Watt, it is a love song with a dark twist that builds to a euphoric and heartfelt chorus. Danny says;
“It's one of my favourite lyrics. We always heard it as a natural duet between two people who have very different takes on the same fraught situation – fighting for a toxic relationship and never giving up because they can't imagine being with anyone else. It sounds like a love song but "I will never be the one who backs out" in this context almost feels like a threat. When Kerri agreed to sing on it we thought we'd really caught something.”
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 ballads The Finish Line and All That Remains, LOVE IS A BASIC NEED sees Embrace return to the classic sound that first made us fall in love with them. The album’s overriding theme is one surrounding love and Danny 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.”
A trailer for the album is also available to watch now and exclusive signed items and special bundles are also available through the Official Embrace Store HERE - https://Embrace.lnk.to/liabn/embracestore
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. They have announced a UK tour in March and April 2017 and full live dates are as follows:
Wed 28th Glasgow O2 Academy
Thurs 29th Newcastle Northumbria Institute
Fri 30th Nottingham Rock City
Sat 31st Manchester O2 Ritz
Sun 1st Cardiff Tramshed
Mon 2nd Southampton Engine Rooms
Wed 4th Norwich Epic
Thurs 5th Birmingham O2 Institute
Fri 6th London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Sat 7th Leeds O2 Academy
Embrace are brothers singer Danny McNamara and guitarist Richard McNamara, bassist Steve Firth, keyboardist Mickey Dale and drummer Mike Heaton.