NEEDTOBREATHE Announce Deluxe Vinyl Edition of 'HARDLOVE' & New EP: Listen to Two Tracks

Eric Ryan Anderson


On the one-year anniversary of the release of their sixth studio album, H A R D L O V E, NEEDTOBREATHE are celebrating with their fans by giving them exactly what they want: more music.

The rock band announced Friday (July 14) that they will not only be releasing a deluxe vinyl version of their latest LP on Aug. 11, but the guys are also delivering four new tracks as part of a six-song EP, including two versions of their latest single "HARD LOVE." Two of those tracks have arrived, "WAITING" and "COUNT ON ME," which you can check out exclusively on Billboard below.

"One year ago today, we invited our fans into one of the most ambitious and adventurous creative periods we as a band have ever gone through. One of the hardest parts about finishing that record was figuring out what songs we had to cut," the band explains. "We stayed up many, many nights going back and forth on the final track listing, and in the end had to make some really tough decisions. We’re excited to unveil those songs today and over the coming weeks as a part of our collector’s edition deluxe vinyl and EP."

The differing sounds of "WAITING" and "COUNT ON ME" each embody their respective titles -- a buzzing electric bass line making "WAITING" an almost haunting tune, and a pinging piano behind slow vocals allow the encouraging message of "COUNT ON ME" to shine. Take a listen to both:

Following HARDLOVE's release, the album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Album Sales, Top Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts, topping the latter of the bunch for a third time. NEEDTOBREATHE also celebrated their highest spot on the Billboard 200, debuting at No. 2.

Check out the EP track list and vinyl cover art below. Click here to pre-order.

HARD LOVE (feat. Serena Ryder)
HARD LOVE (feat. Andra Day)