Multi-platinum Los Angeles band LIFEHOUSE have announced their much-anticipated new studio album, OUT OF THE WASTELAND, set for release on 10 July. The album marks the band’s first release for Ironworks Records / Kobalt Label Services.
For LIFEHOUSE, the album is a culmination of their life’s work, a new chapter that serves as the pay-off for having the patience to reconnect with the musical and personal chemistry that took them to the top. The first single to be taken from the LP is the anthemic HURRICANE, which coincides with the album release.
OUT OF THE WASTELAND is the work of a group that has some history. LIFEHOUSE broke through in a big way when HANGING BY A MOMENT, from their debut album NO NAME FACE spent 20 weeks in the American Top Ten and won a Billboard Music Award for Hot 100 Single of the Year.
Since then, the band has released five more albums, sold over 15 million records worldwide and released such hit singles as YOU AND ME, FIRST TIME and WHATEVER IT TAKES. LIFEHOUSE are also one of the most played artists in the history of Hot AC with 1.5 million spins and over 1.4 billion Pandora Plays to date.
“There was a kind of unlearning with this album,” says singer Jason Wade. “We wanted to retrace our steps back to the beginning and really find the innocence, that feeling of being 17-year-old kids who get excited about playing in the garage.”
The result of this searching is a record that captures the sound of a band going through a rebirth and finding the freedom that comes after a period of transition and regeneration. Whether it is the tender track CENTRAL PARK or songs like YESTERDAY’S SON and HURT THIS WAY, that both feel to be a continuation from their last album, OUT OF THE WASTELAND reflects the range that LIFEHOUSE are capable of today. Additionally, on several songs including the harmony-heavy track HOURGLASS, Wade got to fulfil a musical ambition and work with legendary movie score composer James Newton Howard [a former member of Elton John’s classic 1970s band] to create more expansive string arrangements.
LIFEHOUSE will be touring the US this summer European dates later in the year, including a string of UK and Irish dates as follows:
Mon 28 DUBLIN Olympia
Tue 29 GLASGOW ABC
Thu 01 LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire
Fri 02 MANCHESTER Academy 2
Sat 03 LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire