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‘Embrace – Love Is A Basic Need’ Out March 2018

Embrace have announced their brand new album LOVE IS A BASIC NEED which will be released on 9th March 2018 through Cooking Vinyl and is available to pre-order everywhere now. They have also released a brand new track The Finish Line which is available to stream or to download immediately for fans when they pre-order the album from the Official Embrace Store, iTunes or Amazon

The band will be introducing tracks from the album at an intimate six date tour in November, commencing in Preston on Saturday 4th and culminating at Keele University on Thursday 9th.

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, the powerful Never and the instant Wake Up Call, LOVE IS A BASIC NEED sees Embrace return to the classic sound that first made us first 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.”

Exclusive new track The Finish Line is a powerful and emotional song which builds delicately with keys and strings leading into a choir-backed chorus. Lyrically, it addresses the importance of making the most of life. Danny says;

“Sometimes life feels like a rat race, like a long marathon, but you only have to see The Finish Line to realise how precious and short life is. The Finish Line is about how you feel when your world view is turned upside down, about realising you’ve wasted so much time and about how that makes you want to live life to the full and squeeze the most out of every minute. “

A trailer for the album is available to watch now and exclusive signed items and special bundles are also available through the Official Embrace Store HERE –

Following recent stadium support dates with Coldplay plus establishing and performing at their own award-winning secret festival, the band have announced a short run of intimate shows in November, where they will be previewing songs from the album. Tickets are on sale now from and full dates are as follows:

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