Carrie Underwood helped Needtobreathe preview their upcoming album Into the Mystery (out July 30) in style on Thursday morning (May 20). The country superstar lends her vocals to the South Carolina-bred country rock band's urgent new single "I Wanna Remember," and she appears in the moody video as well.
"'I Wanna Remember' is a nostalgic track and takes you back to the moments you never want to forget. We all came from small towns, and those roots have cemented into the fabric of the band and our music,” the band said in a statement. “[Singer] Bear [Rinehart] worked with Carrie on some of her recent projects, and we felt like her small-town roots and humble beginnings were the perfect addition to this song. As soon as we got into the studio, we felt a connection with her as if she was a long time member of the band. Having someone with her talent and spirit sing on the song is an absolute honor for us."
Underwood said she's been a huge fan of the band for a long time, and was "so honored when the stars aligned and Bear agreed to lend his incredible vocals to a song on my recent gospel album. ... Needless to say, I was thrilled when he and the band invited me to be a part of their new project. I love the song and have had the best time getting to know and sing with these amazingly talented guys.”