Embrace releases its eighth studio album.
The 90s Britpop group will release their latest album ‘How to Be a Person Like Other People’ – the sequel to 2018’s ‘Love Is A Basic Need’ – on August 26, which is about the ‘journey’ of being shown ‘how To feel”.
Lead singer Danny McNamara said: “I met my wife almost ten years ago now, we have an amazing daughter and another on the way, but the most loving thing she has done for me over the years is trying to show me how to love, how to feel, how to be a normal person. This album is about that journey, that story, and it’s the most joyful, uplifting, uplifting thing. most upbeat and emotional we’ve ever done. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”
Richard McNamara – the album’s producer and lead guitarist – lamented that sharing new work with fans was “always a big deal”.
The 49-year-old musician said: “Every time we release a new album it’s always very important to us, we put everything we have into it. We know there’s something about what we do that people love, that they just don’t get from other bands. It’s like a pact, they want us to be intimate, personal and autobiographical, but they also want us to be confident, driving and anthemic. It sounds like a contradiction, but I think when we’re at our best, we get there somehow. I think in that sense, this album is the most Embrace album we’ve ever done.”
Danny – along with Richard and the rest of the band Mikey Dale, Steve Firth and Mike Heaton – ‘can’t wait’ to go on tour after COVID-19 restrictions, which kicks off in August at Aberdeen Music Hall and ends at Norwich University in East Anglia on September 11.
The 51-year-old rock veteran said: “After being away for so long, we can’t wait to get out there and play live again. Our last real concerts were among the very last before confinement, so it’s been an age. To play again in the bigger halls is also amazing. Embrace has always been as much about people as it is about groups, so I’m sure it’s going to be epic! »