Embrace have announced a brand new track Wake Up Call, which follows recent release The Finish Line, both taken from their forthcoming new album LOVE IS A BASIC NEED released on 9th March 2018 through Cooking Vinyl.
Available as an instant grat download with pre-orders of the new album, Wake Up Call, which was premiered last night on Jo Whiley’s Radio 2 show, is an anthemic and powerful song opening with impactful strings, keys and guitars before launching into emotive and heartfelt vocals. The video shows a grittily shot performance filmed on the band’s recent intimate tour. The album can be pre-ordered from the Official Embrace Store, iTunes or Amazon here
“Wake Up Call is about realising you’re in a toxic relationship and finding the strength to move on. It’s hard leaving someone who’s come to feel like a part of you. Settling down is ok but life’s too short to settle for. It’s got one of my favourite lyrics from the whole album in it – ‘the summers not over, its only begun, but it feels like October, now you’re not around”
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 and the powerful Never, 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 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.”
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.
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 just announced a UK tour in March and April 2017 and full live dates are as follows:
Wed 28th Glasgow Academy
Thurs 29th Newcastle Northumbria Institute
Fri 30th Nottingham Rock City
Sat 31st Manchester Ritz
Sun 1st Cardiff Tramshed
Mon 2nd Southampton Engine Rooms
Wed 4th Norwich Epic
Thurs 5th Birmingham Institute
Fri 6th London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Sat 7th Leeds Academy
Tickets are available through a presale on Wednesday 22nd November with general sale on Friday 24th November.
Embrace are brothers singer Danny McNamara and guitarist Richard McNamara, bassist Steve Firth, keyboardist Mickey Dale and drummer Mike Heaton.