Of all the bands in all the genres of music, there's something so special about NEEDTOBREATHE. And they've once again provide proof of why.
The band this past week revealed that last fall, after the release of their album Out of Body and the cancellation of the accompanying tour, they decided to completely scrap their plans and quietly relocate to a house-turned-recording-studio in Columbia, Tennessee, where the band quarantined for three weeks, riding a wave of creativity off the grid and writing and recording an entire new record called Into the Mystery.
They've shared the title track, a breathtaking introduction, which is accompanied by a video of the band performing outside of the aforementioned residence, with images and footage from the recording process intertwined.
"Probably more than any other record of ours, it was a product of what was going on in the world and our environment," the band says of the new album. "We didn’t second guess ourselves much or look over our shoulders. Even the spirit of the record was a result of the moment. You can hear everybody’s personality and imprint. It felt like we got this opportunity to make a record like a family.”
The full album doesn't yet have a release date, but as the footage in the "Into the Mystery" suggests, the three-week shut-in was all recorded and an Into the Mystery documentary will be released this summer.
Additionally, NEEDTOBREATHE, a band known to put on a riveting, absolutely stirring live show, has announced they will embark on a 38-city tour to support the new record. Fan club members will have access to a pre-sale of tickets on Monday (May 10), with general on-sale beginning this Friday (May 14).
Watch the video for "Into the Mystery" below.