February 16, 2018


Embrace have released album title track LOVE IS A BASIC NEED today, on Valentine’s Day, which follows recent releases The Finish Line, Wake Up Calland Never, 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, LOVE IS A BASIC NEED is the title track of the band’s forthcoming album and it is also one of the most heartfelt songs on the record. It is classic sounding Embrace, with the track building to an epic and poignant choir-backed chorus of “You’re Everything I’m Never Gonna Be. Only love is a basic need”. The video, which shows a powerful studio performance of the track, perfectly portrays the emotive impact of the song.

20 years into their recording career, Embrace are making an 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 albumEmbrace.

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 RemainsLOVE 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.”

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   –

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               SOLD OUT

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

Tickets are on sale now.

Embrace are brothers singer Danny McNamara and guitarist Richard McNamara, bassist Steve Firth, keyboardist Mickey Dale and drummer Mike Heaton.

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