Lifehouse - Out Of The Wasteland

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Posted on Sun, 05/31/2015 - 2:52pm
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Release Type

Studio Album

Release Year

2015

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Label

Ironworks Music

 

Album Overview

Out of the Wasteland is the seventh studio album by American alternative rock band Lifehouse. The album was released May 26 and is their first new album under Ironworks Music.

Tracks

TrackTitleDuration
1Hurricane
Notes

Written-By: Jason Wade
Written-By: Jude Cole

2One For The Pain
Notes

Written-By: Jason Wade

3Flight
Notes

Written-By: Jason Wade

4Runaways
Notes

Written-By: Jason Wade
Written-By: Jude Cole

5Firing Squad
Notes

Written-By: Jason Wade
Written-By: Jude Cole

6Wish
Notes

Written-By: Jason Wade

7Stardust
Notes

Producer: Bryce Soderberg
Producer: Tommy Walter
Written-By: Bryce Soderberg
Written-By: Pelle Hillstrom

8Alien
Notes

Written-By: Jason Wade

9Central Park
Notes

Written-By: Jason Wade

10Hurt This Way
Notes

Written-By: Christian Burghardt
Written-By: Jason Wade
Written-By: Jude Cole

11Yesterday's Son
Notes

Written-By: Jason Wade

12Hourglass
Notes

Written-By: James Newton Howard
Written-By: Jason Wade
Written-By: Jude Cole

Bonus Tracks
13Hindsight
Notes

Mixed By: Florian Ammon
Written-By: Jason Wade

14You Are Not Alone
Notes

Mixed By: Florian Ammon
Written-By: Jason Wade

Background

After a lukewarm reception to the band's previous album Almeria, Lifehouse refrained from touring and announced in July 2013 that they would spend time focusing on each member's respective solo project. Drummer Rick Woolstenhulme, Jr. began touring with the Goo Goo Dolls; bassist Bryce Soderberg initiated a new band titled KOMOX; lead guitarist Ben Carey left the band to continue work in country rock band Elvis Monroe; and singer/songwriter Jason Wade worked on a solo record titled Paper Cuts.

In his home studio, Wade wrote approximately 70 songs in genres including country and singer-songwriter over the course of 18 months. Said Wade, "as soon as I wrote "Flight" and "Hurricane," that's when it really started to sink in that I wanted to get the band back together... Those songs started to feel like quintessential Lifehouse tracks. I called the guys up to finish the album together. This is a full circle for us. It really sees us returning to our roots."

Lifehouse released "Flight" independently for digital download on November 18, and announced that a new album would be released in April 2015 titled Seven. On November 20, the band began a contest through online music design agency Creative Allies for fans and graphic designers to create the official album cover. The contest closed on 15 December, and a winner was chosen in early January.

On January 27, Lifehouse revealed through Billboard.com that the album would be titled Out of the Wasteland and released May 19, 2015 under Ironworks Music. Due to the name change, a new album cover was revealed, incorporating elements of the winning design. Along with the track listing for the standard edition of the album, the first radio single "Hurricane" was released for digital download the same day.

Release

On April 7, the album was made available for pre-order in a variety of collector's packages, with the release date moved back one week to May 26. Simultaneously, the acoustic ballad "Wish" was made available for immediate download on iTunes. On May 13, the band acoustically debuted "Yesterday's Son" for Billboard Magazine. The standard-edition of the album was featured on Pandora Premieres for full streaming on May 19.

Critical reception

Awarding the album three stars from AllMusic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine states, "it is an immaculately constructed record, easing between insistent midtempo anthems and power ballads, neither feeling all that different than the other." Michael Weaver, giving the album four stars for Jesus Freak Hideout, writes, "Out of the Wasteland is a fine example of everything good about Lifehouse and anyone would be well-served to get this album today."

Personnel

Lifehouse

  • Jason Wade — lead vocals, guitars and co-lead vocals on "Stardust"
  • Rick Woolstenhulme, Jr. — drums, percussion
  • Bryce Soderberg — bass, backing vocals and lead vocals on "Stardust"

Additional Musicians

  • Jude Cole
  • Chris “Winnie” Murguia
  • Aaron Embry
  • Brian Macleod
  • James Newton Howard
  • Jim Cox — strings on "Wish"
  • Mitch Lerner
  • Gene Cipriano
  • Jordan Whitlock — vocals on "Hourglass"
  • Christian Burghardt
  • Jesse Cole
  • Pelle Hillstrom
  • Tommy Walter
  • Peter Kent
  • Julie Rogers
  • Briana Bandy
  • Giovanna Clayton
  • Chaz Mason
  • Jordan Rogers
  • Carmel Echols
  • Samantha Nelson
  • Ashley Edner

Credits

Design: Donny Phillips
Engineer: Chris Murguia
Engineer: Florian Ammon
Engineer: Kevin Killen
Engineer: Mitch Lerner
Engineer: Tommy Walter
Engineer [Mix]: Keith Armstrong
Engineer [Mix]: Nik Karpen
Illustration: Muliawan
Management: Ironworks Management
Mastered By [Mastering Engineering]: Ted Jensen
Mixed By: Chris Lord-Alge
Photography By: Ted Newsome
Producer: Chris Murguia
Producer: Jason Wade
Producer: Jude Cole

Notes

Recorded at: Castle View Studio - Agoura Hills, CA The Ranch - Box Canyon, CA East West Studios - Hollywood, CA LQP Studios - Los Angeles, CA Sodey Studios, Los Angeles, CA Mixed at: Mix LA - Tarzana, CA Bonus tracks mixed at The Ranch, Box Canyon, Ca Mastering engineering at Sterling Sound iTunes Store Bonus Track Version

 

Attribution

Out of the Wasteland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia : taken from - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_the_Wasteland https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/