GRAMMY nominated Christian rock band NEEDTOBREATHE has released its anxiously awaited new album, Out of Body, via Elektra Records/Centricity Music. It is available physically and digitally everywhere now.
"We're excited to release Out of Body into the world in a such a crazy time like this. In truth, it seems like this record was given to us exactly when we needed it and we are just thankful to be a part. The album is arranged to take you on a journey of healing and wonderment. Sometimes it takes a complete change of perspective to see the beauty around us, and this album is the music for your spaceship," the band shared.
Tonight at 9:00pm ET, the band will welcome the record with Celebrating Out of Body, a fully immersive concert experience. It will notably feature the very first live performance of these new songs. Streamed from a studio in Nashville, TN, this high-definition audio and video experience places fans right in the middle of a once-in-a-lifetime concert to celebrate the album's release.
Next weekend, NEEDTOBREATHE will take the stage at CBS This Morning Saturday to deliver the network television debut performance of songs from Out of Body. Tune in at 9:00am ET/PT on Saturday, September 5 to watch. Additionally, all next week, fans can join the band for numerous sessions, podcasts, interviews, and more.
The band introduced Out of Body in April with the release of anthemic lead single "Hang On" and ballad "Seasons." American Songwriter claimed, "'Hang On' could easily be the next summertime sing-along," and E! News praised the track as "The sort of anthem we all need right about now." "Hang On" has already soundtracked a national campaign for the PGA Tour's Impact Initiative and been featured in the season finale of American Idol.
In June, NEEDTOBREATHE launched the album's pre-order alongside its third song "Survival" (featuring Drew & Ellie Holcomb), and shared the emotionally charged track "Who Am I." Earlier this month, the band revealed the album's fifth and final instant-grat track "Banks."
Last week Parade.com premiered the official music video for "Who Am I," praising it as "a chill-inducing portrayal of this powerful song." Earlier this month, People premiered "Hang On" and applauded the track as "super catchy." These videos represent the first two installments of a five-part series of visuals for Out of Body, directed by collaborator Jared Hogan.
On Out of Body, the platinum-certified trio-Bear Rinehart [vocals, guitar], Seth Bolt [bass, vocals], and Josh Lovelace [keys, vocals]-examine life, family, and friends through a youthful prism. The guys take stock of not only two decades as a band, but also first-time fatherhood and the future over a rich soundtrack of soulful rock with stadium-size scope and poetic intimacy. After spending a week at a beach house in Charleston to gather thoughts and ideas, the trio headed to Nashville, to record alongside producers Cason Cooley and Jeremy Lutito. As they cultivated a team atmosphere, the songs organically came to life.
GRAMMY® Award-nominated NEEDTOBREATHE have mounted a steady ascent to the top of the charts and packed arenas everywhere. Formed in 1998, the group attracted a loyal grassroots following with their full-length debut Daylight  and its follow-up The Heat . Two years later, The Outsiders became their first Top 20 entry on the Billboard Top 200 before eventually going gold. During 2011, The Reckoning landed at #1 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart and #6 on the Top 200. In addition to bowing at #3 on the Top 200, 2014's Rivers in the Wasteland yielded the platinum-selling Hot 100 hit "Brother" [feat. Gavin DeGraw] and "Multiplied," which garnered their first GRAMMY® nod.
Meanwhile, H A R D L O V E  marked their highest chart bow yet, debuting at #1 on the Billboard Top Current Album Sales Chart, as the title track "Hard Love" [feat. Andra Day] scored a gold plaque. Along the way, they headlined and sold out iconic venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The Greek Theatre, and Ryman Auditorium, to name a few. The group picked up a pair of nominations at the Billboard Music Awards, and received praise from People, Rolling Stone, Forbes, and more. Now, NEEDTOBREATHE reflect the freedom of youth on their seventh full-length offering, Out of Body [Elektra Records/Centricity Music] over a rich soundtrack of soulful rock with stadium-size scope and poetic.