Lifehouse will release their sixth album Almería on Dec. 11. It was produced by longtime collaborator Jude Cole.
"We just felt like some sounds needed to evolve,” remarked lead singer Jason Wade. “We knew we had to shake things up creatively and go back to the drawing board, try something new. It was a liberating experience; I feel like we can take all our different musical influences and they can kind of coalesce together and live in the same space without any rules or guidelines. This album was just very in-the-moment, or should I say letting moments happen instead of forcing something and trying to manipulate it."
The Spanish town of Almería is on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and was the location for the filming of many classic spaghetti westerns filmed in the mid 1960’s. The studio at Box Canyon, CA where Lifehouse recorded Almería had a similar arid landscape.
“Sometimes the backdrop of where you create can reverberate through the music,” commented Wade. “This was the case with spending some time up in Box Canyon. There was already reflections of spaghetti western sounds in the music, but the landscape almost infused some of the soul of the westerns into a good portion of the album"
Lifehouse will be performing the first single from the album: “Between The Raindrops” on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Oct. 30. “Between The Raindrops” features Natasha Bedingfield and is the band’s first ever duet.
Almería is available for special pre-order options now through lifehousemusic.com.