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Part of our process was just throwing rules out the window and jumping on any inspired moment as it happened.
Chart-topping rock band, Lifehouse, celebrates the release of their new album, ‘Almería’, with Walmart Soundcheck. After a decade of playing together, the band’s 6th album is one of a kind weaving blues and cowboy-rock influences throughout. Catch their exclusive 5-song set and interview here, and pick up ‘Almería’ online and in Walmart stores nationwide!
-The Crew at Walmart Soundcheck
“Our favorite part about this album is that every song is different. It was a freeing experience knowing that when you go into an album you don’t always have to make a concept album. All of your different influences can coalesce together.”
“The main objective was to go into the studio and use it as a blank canvas—and use instruments as colors, sounds and textures.”
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“Midway through (recording), the record started to take on this space-cowboy rock feel. Almería was where they filmed spaghetti westerns and early Eastwood stuff, so we figured it would match the sound of the record.”
“The fight is to hold on to that spark you had in the beginning as a teenager, and that sense of awe and wonder when you go into the studio where anything could happen. This was our journey to get back to the inspiring spark that we had in the beginning.”
“Playing live is what we love to do the most and something we thrive on. To get to see different cultures connecting with songs that we play together is a pretty amazing thing, especially when you have no idea you have a fan base there!.”
• The bands first single ‘Hanging by a Moment’ sold more than 4 million copies worldwide.
• Front man Jason Wade wrote songs in his room with no intention of being a musician. After playing a few of his songs for friends, they convinced him to play in coffee shops.
• Jason Wade moved to LA and met his next-door neighbor, bassist Sergio Andrade.
• Before there was Lifehouse, three of five band members (Wade, Andrade, Palmer) performed at high schools and colleges under the name Blyss.
• ‘Almería’ is in stores now! Pick up a copy of the record online and in Walmart stores nationwide.
The band recorded this track later on and its theme resonated as a reminder to keep pushing forward. Bassist Sergio Andrade mentions, “It’s a song that speaks to us in volumes because the catchphrase of the chorus of the song is ‘keep head calm and carry on’—and it wound up being the first track on the record.
Between the Raindrops
Front man Jason Wade talks on how the song came to be: “I heard an idea and had to throw it down on tape. I didn’t have time to think, I was just throwing down different sounds that don’t coalesce together. Then the guys produced their instruments on top of the tracks I made.”
Wade discusses his renegade process in writing ‘Nobody Listen’. “I started throwing stuff down on tape and this track came to life. I’d never written like that before.”
Only You're the One
A refreshingly euphoric track echoes a lover’s internal dialogue with lyrics like, Take my hand I’m all yours now / I know you’re the only one / That would never lead me on.
Hanging by a Moment
Reminiscent of the band’s modern rock ballads, this song went on to become an iconic anthem, selling over 4 million copies worldwide.